66th death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam marked with solemnity
12 September, 2014
KARACHI: The 66th death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah was observed with due solemnity on Thursday as sessions of Quran Khawani were held at the Mazar-e-Quaid and in different mosques across the city.
Different educational institutions had also arranged special programmes to mark the day in remembrance of the Father of Nation.
Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah paid tremendous tribute to the founder of the country while offering fateha at his mausoleum.
The governor and chief minister accompanied by many of provincial cabinet members visited the mausoleum, also laid floral wreaths and urged the youth in particular and people in general to follow the principles of the Father of Nation.
"We are passing through a crucial time and this demands that we strictly follow the principles of unity, faith and discipline and efficiently combat the enemies of our country," said Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad. Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said the challenges we are exposed to demanded unity and integrity in our ranks.
Meanwhile Chairperson, Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in his message on the occasion reiterated his commitment to transform Pakistan into an egalitarian country as dreamed by Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Paying tributes to the Father of the Nation he said Quaid-i-Azam won freedom for all of us through a democratic struggle.
"Subsequently popular leaders like Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto waged democratic struggle to emancipate the people from perpetual dictatorships," he said. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said all countrymen needed to continue their quest for a strong and durable democracy leaving aside other political differences.
PPP Chairperson said that we can only stand proudly in the community of nations through the philosophy of our founder that is Unity, Faith & Discipline.
"Any deviation from following his golden words will lead us to chaos and anarchy," he warned.
He said history has proven that it were the dictatorial forces who ruthlessly crushed democratic struggles carried out for Unity, Faith & Discipline to restore the Peoples usurped rights and conspiracies still continue against the vision of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Bilawal said Pakistan People's Party and its leadership will follow the foot-steps of the Founder of the Nation and adopt a peaceful struggle, like him, to achieve his unfulfilled dreams about a progressive Pakistan where all are equal as a model democratic Muslim nation in the world.
He said PPP is the true torchbearer of philosophy of Quaid-i-Azam and we sacrificed lives of our two elected Prime Ministers during struggle for achieving the mission of the Founder of our Nation.