ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Thursday said that deliberate efforts have been made which still continue to disconnect the nation from the history and create a situation wherein the younger generation is not capable to question the State and elite nexus responsible for this disconnect. He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony in Islamabad.
The Chairman Senate said youth is made to believe and accept that whatever is being imposed upon them from the proprietors of this nexus as their fortune and will of God. These forces fail to realize that if we sever our connections with the history, we would become headless chickens.
Rabbani said that it is unfortunate that our history has been distorted and the sayings of the Quaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah especially his address to the first Constituent Assembly providing guiding principles for a democratic and welfare state either went missing or has been changed. That is why our younger generation is facing problems to find its identity and is unable to set its direction. Rabbani said that he is hopeful that our younger generation is capable to deliver for promotion of stronger democratic and constitutional values as many of them would not be believe the lessons being taught by these forces against the idea of Pakistan as a welfare democratic state.
He said that the problems being faced by us today are mainly due to this drift from the historic connections and the younger generation adopts whatever is available in desperation to find its identity.
He said that country is facing serious problems of terrorism and sectarianism because of the fact that we have disconnected ourselves from history and lost our identity as envisaged in the guiding principles of Quaid Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said that future leadership of Pakistan in this young generation will stand against this injustice of the State and would conserve the constitution of the 1973, and would work for the democratic values and human rights. He hoped that many of them would be the contenders for the Nobel Prizes in their respective discipline. He said that brightness in the eyes of the daughters of our nation have given me a new confidence that they would be the champions of the women rights. NNI