Islamabad:President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have urged for reaffirming the commitment to the principles of democracy, rule of law and egalitarianism that the father of the nation Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah propagated through out his life.
In their separate messages on the eve of 69th death anniversary of the Father of the nation, they said the best way to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation is to adhere to the principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline, and to carry forward the Quaid’s legacy in letter and spirit toward making Pakistan a developed and prosperous country.
President Mamnoon said we need to pause and reflect as to how far we have succeeded in pursuing the path shown by our Quaid. Equally important is to ponder over our shortcomings and failures.
He said Quaid-i-Azam possessed a high degree of uprightness, honesty, integrity, courage and conviction. He never compromised on his principles nor allowed expediency to influence his judgments. These pre-eminent attributes endowed him with clarity of vision and steadfastness that enabled him to withstand heavy odds and carve an independent state for the Muslims of the sub-continent.
The President said the need to follow the principles of ‘Unity, Faith & Discipline’ was never as great as it is today.
“Faced with various challenges including the threat from the militant mindset, economic challenges and poverty we need to follow in letter and spirit the principles of our great leader” the President emphasised.
He said Pakistan was envisaged to be a country where there would be social justice and economic opportunities for all. We therefore also need to adopt policies that promote social justice and economic opportunities for all.
Mamnoon said on his death anniversary the best way to pay homage to the Quaid is to resolve to stand united in confronting all challenges that we face and once again make a pledge that we will make Pakistan a country where there will be rule of law, respect for human rights and economic opportunities for all.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said as a statesman, the Quaid led the constitutional struggle that culminated in the creation of an independent homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent. The Freedom Movement is a living testimony of the political insight and sagacity of Quaid-e-Azam who adhered to the ideals of democracy and rule of law.
He said by the grace of Almighty Allah, Pakistan is progressing socially, economically and politically. We have to continue to strive for making our country a place where people live with freedom, dignity and honour, as envisioned by the Quaid.
The Prime Minister asked the nation to reaffirm on this day that we will devote our energies in individual and collective capacities for the betterment of our State and society. Our people are enlightened and resilient. The best way to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation is to adhere to the principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline, and to carry forward the Quaid’s legacy in letter and spirit toward making Pakistan a developed and prosperous country.