ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday said that ‘Pakistan Day’ reminds us the dream of Allama Iqbal, the consistent efforts and hard work of Quaid-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Muslims of Sub-Continent that strengthened the struggle in search of a separate homeland to live with dignity, peace and follow their own beliefs. He was expressing his views on the eve of Pakistan Day that is celebrated on March 23.
The Speaker highlighted that Lahore resolution paved the way for creation of an independent Muslim state that came into being as a result of massive struggle and sacrifices that resulted in creation of independent country for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent.
The ‘Pakistan Day’ is celebrated to pay a tribute to untiring efforts made by Quaid-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and sacrifices rendered by our forefathers, remarked by the Speaker. Talking about the present generation the Speaker added that ‘Onus is on your shoulders and it is your utmost responsibility to take this nation to the edge of pride.’
Comprehending the essence of independence the Speaker remarked that great nations never forget its history and now it is the time to contribute on our part with full determination to compete with the present challenges and lead our nation towards social and economic stability. This day reminds us that we have a collective and individual responsibility to uplift our country and shine as a nation with glory and prosperity, added by the Speaker.
Ayaz Sadiq remarked that the promoting tolerance and humanism will deepen our values for all segments of society including minorities. Alluding to Quaid vision for an inclusive democracy he appreciated the contributions of minorities for the development of Pakistan. He stressed on the need for equal development of all segments of Pakistan society.
The Speaker underlined that it is incumbent upon us to enrich the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaid’s guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline that will capitalize our strengths and usher us in a new era of economic and social development.