Pakistan khappay

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Pakistan khappay (Urdu: پاکستان کھپےSindhi: پاڪستان کپي‎) is a Sindhi language phrase which means "Long live Pakistan" or "We want Pakistan". The phrase is controversial and notably has an irony attached to it as it means the exact opposite in Urdu and Punjabi, in which the word khappay is used to describe the state of being messed or disorderly.

Origin and usage[edit]

The term was first used and coined by the then President Asif Ali Zardari. Since then phrase has become important part of Zardari's speech.[1]


Critics of Asif Ali Zardari and PPP question if he meant a Punjabi meaning or a Sindhi meaning when he said ‘Pakistan Khappay’. People’s confusion regarding this word “khappay” has increased since Zardari has delivered speeches, first in Faisalabad on 17 January 2010 and then in Talagang (Danda Shah Bilawal) on 21 January 2010, when he gave speeches in Punjabi on both occasions and he used this phrase. [2][3]

Other media[edit]

Munir Ahmad Memon wrote a book with name Pakistan Khappay and presented it to Nisar Ahmad Khuhro[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
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  4. ^ "Munir Ahmed Presents his Book: Pakistan Khappay". Retrieved February 9, 2017.