ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that his government is committed to preserve the country’s great cultural heritage and national identity and striving to bring about the economic and social revival in Pakistan. “On this day, we pledge that no effort will be spared to ensure respectable status for the country in the comity of the nations. Pakistan is our identity that we have earned through immense sacrifices,” said the Prime Minister in his message on the occasion of Pakistan Day being commemorated on March 23.
He said,”Today, we are commemorating the 74th anniversary of the adoption of the historical Pakistan Resolution. This reminds us of the vision of Allama Iqbal, historic struggle, immense sacrifices and firm resolve of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslims of the Sub-continent in search of a separate homeland to live in peace and fashion their lives according to their own belief and culture.”
He said March 23 was a milestone in the history of Pakistan when the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent passed the historic Lahore Resolution in the 27th annual meeting of All-India Muslim League.
This Resolution gave a clear objective to the Muslims and united them for the attainment of a shared goal, he observed.
Nawaz Sharif said the countless people had given their blood to kindle the light of freedom and millions had to leave their homes to attain this purpose.
“Our elders sacrificed their present for the sake of preserving our future. Today, we remember our forefathers and pay our gratitude to them for making extraordinary sacrifices to give us an identity,” he said.
He remarked that the sacrifices laid down by the founding fathers of the country demanded that every effort should be made for achieving the objectives of Quaid-i-Azam’s vision.
“I reckon, as a leader of founding party of Pakistan, the responsibility to solve the problems Pakistan has been facing, lies more on our shoulders,” he resolved.
The Prime Minister said the people of Pakistan had expressed their confidence in PML-N in 2013 elections and the government was committed to implement its reform and development oriented manifesto throughout the country in letter and spirit.
He said Pakistan was passing through a critical stage in the history; however, the resilient nation had braved the daunting challenges with the spirit of one nation.
He also prayed to Allah Almighty to enable us to protect Pakistan and put it on the road of progress and prosperity.