Pakistan celebrates Quaid’s birth anniversary

By: News Desk      Published: 11:05 AM, 25 Dec, 2020
Pakistan celebrates Quaid’s birth anniversary

The nation celebrates the birth anniversary of the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Friday with traditional zeal and fervour, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876, in Karachi.

The birthday is a public holiday and the national flag will be hoisted on principal government buildings throughout the country. The day dawned with special prayers for the security, progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

Special events were arranged on the day to highlight and promote ideas and views of the Quaid-i-Azam. Quran Khawani was also held at the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi, where change of guard ceremony had taken place.

A large number of people from all walks of life visited the tomb to pay tribute to Quaid-i-Azam for his services rendered for the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent.

President reaffirms nation’s pledge to follow Quaid’s ideals

President Dr Arif Alvi while paying rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his role in the creation of a separate homeland for Muslims of the sub-continent has reaffirmed the nation’s pledge to follow his ideals to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous country.

“As we celebrate the 144th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, we pay him a rich tribute for his role in the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent. We pledge to follow his ideals to make Pakistan a strong and prosperous country,” he said in a message on the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam Day.

The president said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah propounded the two-nation theory, championed the rights of minorities and declared that members of every community will be treated as citizens of Pakistan with equal rights, privileges and obligations and that minorities will be safeguarded and protected.

“Today, we reaffirm our commitment to building a state that respects the diversity of its people and provides equal opportunities to its citizens irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or colour,” he added.

The president further said on this day, they must also remember the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) who have been subjected to the worst form of state-terrorism for over seven decades.

India has unleashed a reign of terror against them and has imposed a complete lockdown since last year, he said, adding, “We urge the international community to compel and shame India to stop committing human rights violations and grant Kashmiris their right to self-determination as promised under the UN Security Council resolutions.”

The president mentioned the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic currently faced by the entire world and urged the nation to exhibit self-discipline and follow health guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

“We need to display the same spirit of discipline which we did during the first wave of the pandemic,” he maintained.

PM urges nation to follow Quaid’s footsteps

Prime Minister Imran Khan while paying rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his role in the creation of Pakistan has urged the nation to pay a befitting homage to “our great Quaid” by following his footsteps in all walks of lives.

“Let us live the Quaid’s ideals of Unity, Faith and Discipline with a renewed national spirit so that we make this country rise above all seen and unseen challenges,” he said in a message on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the founder of the nation.

The Prime Minister said, “On this eventful day when Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born, a proud nation was destined to come into being.

“I feel blessed to have opened my eyes in a free environment bestowed upon us by God through his chosen personality who was none other but our beloved Quaid,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a vision for the Muslims of the subcontinent which got translated into the shape of Pakistan.

“Therefore, there is no other pleasure more real to us as a nation than the commemoration of his birthday. As a prime representative of the whole nation, I owe immense gratitude, love and devotion towards my beloved leader Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” he added.

The Prime Minister said that in the modern history of mankind, there were a few people who garnered such wide popularity as our Quaid did.

“His determination to carve a nation out of chaos and relentless deprivation was miraculous and insuperable against all odds and challenges”, he added..

The Prime Minister said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a firm faith in God and His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which guided him through a long journey comprising of ordeals, deceptions and dejections but culminating in grandeur, décor and eternity.

“He is a role model not merely for us but for Muslims of whole world because of the universal vision he instilled in the creation of Pakistan. With the adorable actions which spoke louder than words, he became an actual prototype of honesty and righteousness,” he added.

The Prime Minister said, “We trace not a single discourse by our beloved Quaid on the innumerable sacrifices he made for the cause of his nascent nation rather it is only through his actions that we learn of all those grieving losses he personally went through.”

“Together, let us beseech Allah that He grants us the strength to realize our destiny of becoming the strongest nation on earth as rightly visualized by our Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” he maintained.