The nation celebrates on Monday 25 Dec 2017 the birth anniversary of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with renewed commitment to work hard for realization of ideas he envisioned for Pakistan.
It will be a public holiday and national flag will be hoisted atop all public and private buildings.The day will dawn with Qur’an Khawani at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. A change of guards ceremony will also be held at Mazar-e-Quaid.
A number of other events have been planned both at official and civil society levels to highlight life, achievements and different aspects of the personality of the Quaid.
Radio Pakistan will also broadcast special programmes, discussions, interviews and reports to highlight different phases of independence struggle and the leadership role of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The man behind Pakistan is Quaid-e-azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah . He is our hero, We are indebt to him and what he has done for us, I can't even put into words. 25th Dec is just not a holiday it's a reminder for us to realize what they had needed to be done for this great country .
December 25th is just a holiday for us today, we do not feel Jinnah's words and acts now. 70 years ago, Jinnah was a uniting force between Muslims. He was that catalyst that led to the making of a separate nation for the Muslim majority of India. To me, Jinnah plays that same role today as well. His words, his actions, are one of the few things still holding us together in an almost broken and Corrupted country. In other words, for me Jinnah is not just “Jinnah” but Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Great Father of a Great Nation .
The reasons for the creation of Pakistan are crystal clear.Instead of imposing our personal opinions on Jinnah’s ideas, the most accurate way to understand him is to read what he said, study his actions and listen to those who knew him. Forcing him into a ‘secular’ category or an ‘orthodox’ one is a futile exercise. People cannot just make up things that is called ‘fake news.’
As the 19th century ended, Muslims of India found themselves in a depressive state. Events of several preceding decades, and the marginalization of the community by the new rulers of India had put them in a very disadvantageous situation. The marginalized Muslims began to notice Hindus occupying positions of strength over them. They sought a forum whereby they could voice their grievances and seek rights.Now Muslims wants their basic rights.In response to this desire the All India Muslim League was formed in 1906. This was to be the voice of the Muslims and its primary objective was to gain the rights of the Indian Muslims. There is no need to mention that who's wise and brilliant brain , strong wills and untired struggle behind this . This was the reasons that Quaid fought for muslims , he fought for his nation and never gave up . Finally he got that in shape of Pakistan , what was the major need of that time and Muslims.
On August 14, 1947, the dream finally became a reality. It took over a million Muslim lives to create the homeland for the Muslims. Both the Hindus and the Sikhs went on a killing spree indulging in wanton destruction and looting of property of the Muslims. Their behaviour vindicated the demand for a Muslim nation.
The matter, of course, did not end here.
He was the only true statesman Pakistan had and all those who have followed him as leaders of Pakistan have failed him miserably. Said By Ardeshir Cowasjee, renowned columnist and philanthropist, who was a huge fan of Quaid-e-Azam.
And I agree to it, somewhat.
Our Quaid always stress upon the rights of minorities . Even in his worldwide famous 14 points he did not only think about the Muslims but also the minorities and their rights as well. This is why now the minorities are living safe and sound in pakistan .
“I would have been one of the minorities today (in the former sub-continent) had it not been for Jinnah (not forgetting the efforts and sacrifices of other people with him) to give us Pakistan. What we criticize the neighboring country for in regard to mistreating Muslims, you and I would be facing it all too today. So, thanks Jinnah. We may not be awesome and like what you wanted us to be, but we really owe it to you for being the reason to giving us a home which is really ours.” – Sheema Khan, Journalist.
While some people still hold his image in high esteem, there are many who feel disappointed at their surroundings for what has become of Jinnah’s country.
However, one thing is for sure, no matter what happens, Jinnah continues to command the same respect he used to during his lifetime, and that in itself merits his valor.
We have drifted far away from the rosy picture, of Pakistan , that the Quaid had drawn in his mind. There is absolutely no resemblance between that picture and Pakistan of today. Failing to follow in his footsteps has created deep divisions in our ranks on issues that are vital to our survival and made us unmindful of what could put us to the path of prosperity and what could turn us destitute.
There is an urgent need for Pakistanis to step back and examine the Quaid’s vision for the new nation he created, what better time than when Pakistan celebrates his birthday on 25 December ??