Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa remarked that the country can become safe and strong following the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
In a tweet, Major General Asif Ghafoor shared COAS's message on the birth anniversary of the father of the nation.
Pakistan Armed Forces pay tribute to father of the Nation on his 141st Birthday.— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 25, 2017
“His vision of human values, social justice, equality and fraternity constituted motivation for creation of Pakistan. Following the same we can keep Pakistan safe and strong” COAS. pic.twitter.com/2pUq2Z7GYx
He wrote: "Pakistan Armed Forces pay tribute to father of the Nation on his 141st Birthday. His vision of human values, social justice, equality and fraternity constituted motivation for creation of Pakistan. Following the same we can keep Pakistan safe and strong” COAS."
The 142nd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is being celebrated across the country with traditional zeal and enthusiasm on Monday.
The day, a public holiday, dawned with a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals, with the national flag hoisted at principal government buildings.
A change of guards ceremony took place at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi earlier today. The cadets of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul assumed the ceremonial guard duties at the mausoleum.
PM for collective efforts to achieve Quaid's ideas
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has stressed upon making collective efforts to achieve the objectives of a stronger and developed Pakistan as set by the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
In his a message on Jinnah's 142nd birth anniversary, the prime minister said this day has a special significance for the whole nation because besides paying tributes to the great leader, it was a day to reiterate the resolve for reviving Quaid’s thoughts and move forward with his ideas.
"Throughout his life, Jinnah fought for religious, social and economic rights and identity of the Muslims of sub-continent on the basis of solid arguments and democratic principles," he said.
"He not only gathered the Muslims on the platform of Muslim League, who had been subjugated by British rulers and faced Hindus’ conspiracies, but also through his democratic struggle, he made the creation of a state possible, where all the citizens would have equal rights of life without any discrimination on the basis of colour, creed, religion etc."