Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who founded Pakistan, turns 146 today, and the country is marking the occasion with commitments to retain his core values of discipline, faith, and unity.
Pakistan is celebrating the nation’s founding father’s birthday with the customary zeal and fervour, paying him rich accolades for his tireless efforts, cunning, and leadership that resulted in the establishment of a distinct country for the Muslims of the subcontinent.
To emphasise the ideas and vision of Quaid-e-Azam, public and private departments will host a range of events, including seminars, conferences, competitions, and debate programmes.
On the anniversary of the Quaid-e-birth, Azam’s the national flag will be raised on significant government structures all around the nation.
The day began with special prayers for the nation’s safety, advancement, and prosperity.
On this day, special events have been planned to draw attention to and spread the values and beliefs of the country’s founding father, notably those that support the rule of law, the supremacy of the constitution, and democracy.
In a ritual known as the changing of the guard, Pakistan Military Academy Kakul cadets replaced Pakistan Air Force guards at the Mazar-e-Quaid.
By adhering to Quaid’s advice to “think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man,” the president added, “we also pledge ourselves to take the right decisions at the right time and ensure the continuation of policies to create stability in the country.”
To ensure Pakistan’s success and prosperity, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the people in a separate message to draw inspiration from Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s life and adhere to his beliefs.
He said, “Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan, bravely fought the constitutional and political war for the rights of Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, as a result of which today all Muslims were living independently in Pakistan.
The PM claimed that Quaid e Azam’s efforts were not only focused on establishing a distinct and autonomous state for Muslims, but also on ensuring that minorities had access to equal possibilities for growth and religious freedom.
The prime minister emphasised that India as a state had failed to protect the rights of the minorities due to the escalating religious hostility and the ideology of the hardline Hindutva.
He emphasised that this circumstance demonstrated Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s foresight and validated his justifications for the two-nation doctrine.