ISLAMABAD, Dec 24 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the best way to pay homage to the Father of Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his birth anniversary was to adhere to his principles of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ which were a beacon of light for making Naya Pakistan – the truly Quaid’s Pakistan.
The prime minister, in a message on the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam being celebrated on December 25, said they were indebted to the great Quaid for enabling the nation to live freely and preserve its social, cultural and religious identity.
“We still have a long way to go to fully realize the ideals of our founding father and fulfill the purpose for which our forefathers rendered innumerable sacrifices. We can achieve all these objectives while rededicating ourselves to the guiding principles given by the Father of the Nation,” he said.
The prime minister said the entire nation was observing the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with due reverence.
The Quaid had personified impeccable integrity, exemplary character, selflessness and devotion to the cause of an independent homeland for the Muslims, he added.
He said the Quaid’s charisma inspired the Muslims of South Asia during the distressful times and circumstances.
The Quaid-e-Azam was amongst the great and visionary leaders of the 20th Century and had inspired millions across the world.
“The decisive Freedom Movement spearheaded by the Quaid was a manifestation of his political insight and sagacity, as well as his firm commitment to the ideals of democracy and rule of law till his last breath,” he added.
The prime minister said, on the day, “we must not forget the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir facing the worst human rights violations at the hands of the fascist RSS-inspired BJP government.
“The Quaid-e-Azam had called Kashmir the ‘jugular vein’ of Pakistan, and on this day we reaffirm our commitment that the entire Pakistani nation stands united, solid as a rock, behind their Kashmiri brethren,” he resolved.
The prime minister said the entire world was witnessing the perversion of the so-called secular outlook of the Indian constitution today, with discrimination and brutal actions against different minorities especially Muslims, including the passage of Citizenship Amendment Act-2019 and its aftermath.
“Indeed, these developments have, again, vindicated the conviction of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that the extremist Hindus of India will never allow the Muslim minority to live with respect and dignity,” he added.