ISLAMABAD: Prime Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has asked the nation to seek guidance from the lifestyle and upright character of their founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and transform Pakistan into a model state with prevalence of peace, brotherhood, moderation, patience and protection to minorities’ rights.
For achieving such objective, the nation has to struggle collectively against extremism, intolerance, sectarianism and all kinds of prejudices, he said in a message on the 139th birthday of our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
He said today the nation was celebrating the 139th birthday of the Quaid, who positioned himself as a tall beacon of light by waging a long struggle in the freedom movement launched against subjugation.
The prime minister said that Quaid-e-Azam had taught us to follow the democratic norms as he himself led a life replete with untiring struggle within the confines of law and constitution.
“He held that a sound democratic system based upon public aspirations could guarantee solidarity, prosperity and stability of Pakistan,” the prime minister added.
The young generation had always been the center of expectation for Quaid-e-Azam, the prime minister said, adding that he hoped the youth of the country to equip themselves with better education and devote their energies for realization of the dream of their founding father.
“There can be no better tribute to the founding father than by making Pakistan a prosperous, stable and eminent,” he said.
The prime minister said due to Quaid’s resolute leadership, the Muslims in the sub-continent got united and achieved freedom with unprecedented sacrifices.
He said, “On the day, the nation should also recalls Quaid’s message of unity, faith and discipline which helped in breaking the shackles of years long subjugation. Even today, this message also guarantees progress, prosperity and stability of Pakistan.”
The prime minister also prayed to Almighty Allah to enable us to serve the dear motherland with Quaid’s cherished principles and ideals.