ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that we are indebted to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for enabling us to live freely and preserve our social, cultural and religious identity.
“The best way to pay homage to the Quaid on his birth anniversary is to adhere to his principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline which are beacon of light for us for making Naya Pakistan – the truly Quaid’s Pakistan,” the prime minister said in his message on Wednesday when the entire nation is observing Quaid-i-Azam’s 144th birth anniversary with due reverence.
The prime minister said that the Quaid personified impeccable integrity, exemplary character, selflessness and devotion to the cause of an independent homeland for the Muslims. He said that Quaid’s charisma inspired the Muslims of South Asia during the distressful times and circumstances. He said that Quaid-e-Azam is amongst the great and visionary leaders of the 20th Century and has inspired millions across the world.
Imran Khan said that the decisive Freedom Movement spearheaded by the Quaid is 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.
The premier further said that the entire World is 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-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that the extremist Hindus of India would never allow the Muslim minority to live with respect and dignity, he added.
Imran Khan said that this Day we must not also 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 prime minister also said that Quaid-i-Azam had called Kashmir the “jugular vein” of Pakistan, and on this day we reaffirm our commitment that entire Pakistani nation stands united, solid as a rock, behind their Kashmiri brethren.
“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,” Imran Khan said. “We can achieve all these objectives while rededicating ourselves to the guiding principles given by the Father of the Nation.”