The nation is celebrating the 143rd birth anniversary of father of nation and founder of Pakistan , Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, with traditional zeal and respect and renewed commitment to work hard for the progress and prosperity of the country on Tuesday.
A very well known lawyer and famous politician, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had served as the leader of All-India Muslim League from 1913 and
After Pakistan’s independence on August 14, 1947, Jinnah held the position of the country’s first Governor-General, a reported aired by private news channel said.
President Dr Arif Alvi, in his message to the nation on the occasion of Quaid’s birth anniversary, said that it is a day for the entire nation to rejoice its commitment to the ideals of democracy, egalitarianism, constitutionalism and rule of law which were upheld by our great leader throughout his life.
“Quaid-e-Azam united the discordant Muslims of the sub-continent, welded them into a nation and secured a separate and independent homeland for them where they could spend their lives in accordance with their own custom and their traditions,” the president said in his message on the occasion.
Jinnah’s vision and thoughts are as relevant today as they were seven decades ago, he added
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on the occasion has urged the nation to rededicate themselves to the vision of the founding father.
“Our Quaid had envisioned a state where we could live and breathe as free men, where we could enjoy freedom from fear and want; where we could fashion our lives according to our religious and cultural values, and where the principles of State of Madina could be followed to create a just and prosperous society,” the premier said in his message on Jinnah’s birth anniversary.
Prime Minister added that Jinnah had wanted a society where every citizen enjoys the privileges of equal rights; where rule of law reigns supreme and establishment of a state which provides its umbrella to marginalised and vulnerable and also facilitates the growth of every individual to his or her full capabilities.
“The best way to pay homage to our Quaid is to adhere to his vision and follow his guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline, in our individual as well as collective lives, towards making our country a true welfare, progressive and prosperous state,” PM Imran Khan said.