The nation celebrates birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today with renewed commitment to work hard for progress and prosperity of the country. It is a public holiday today and the national flag is hoisting atop all public and private buildings.
An impressive change of guard ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on Tuesday morning.
A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul assumed the guards' duty from Pakistan Air Force.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will visit the mazar to pay homage to great leader of the Sub-continent.
People from various walks of life will aslo visit the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam to pay homage to the founder of Pakistan.
Several government departments, political, social, academic and literary organizations will hold special ceremonies to mark Quaid e Azam's birthday in a befitting manner.
In their separate messages on the day, President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have called for adhering to the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and following his guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline in our individual as well as collective lives.
The President in his message said Quaid-e-Azam’s vision and thoughts are as relevant today as they were seven decades ago.
Message from President Dr. Arif Alvi On 142nd Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam
Today, we are celebrating 142nd birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is an occasion for all of us to rejoice and reaffirm our 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 Muhammad Ali Jinnah united the discordant Muslims of 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.
He steered the Muslim of sub-continent during the most tumultuous times and enabled them to withstand heavy odds and to achieve independence through a democratic struggle. Quaid-e-Azam’s vision and thoughts are as relevant today as they were seven decades ago. We need to follow his principles of “Unity, Faith and Discipline”, wholeheartedly. By the grace of Allah Almighty our country has embarked upon the path to progress and development as envisioned by Father of the Nation. Today, we are not only paying homage to the memory of our great leader but also reaffirm our faith in his teachings. I urge the people of Pakistan to forge unity among their ranks in order to eradicate menaces of extremism, terrorism and corruption from our society. On this day, let us also pledge that we shall work tirelessly individually as well as collectively, in the service of our great country, in line with the Quaid’s vision.
The Prime Minister said we should reiterate today that the mistakes of past shall never be repeated and we all will work as one nation to transform vision of the Quaid into reality and take the country to its rightful place among the comity of nations.
Message of Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Birth Anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Today, on the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, we pay our tributes to one of the great leaders of 20th century who altered the course of history by his vision and relentless struggle for the rights of the Muslims.
Our Quaid rekindled a hope amongst the oppressed Muslims of sub-continent, led constitutional struggle and brought into fruition the idea of carving out an independent Muslim state on the map of the world. While celebrating birthday of the Quaid today, let us reflect as to how far we have succeeded in adhering to the path outlined by our leader. Let us rededicate ourselves today to the vision of our Founder. 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 their 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 Quaid 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 marginalized and vulnerable and also facilitates growth of every individual to his/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 truly welfare, progressive and prosperous state. Let us reiterate today that the mistakes of past shall never be repeated and we all will work, as one nation, to transform vision of the Quaid into reality and to take the country to its rightful place among the comity of nations.