Zardari calls for following Quaid’s principles to banish militant, extremist mindset

KARACHI: Co-chairman PPP and ex-President Asif Ali Zardari has called upon the people to adhere to the principles of the Quaid-e-Azam, Muahmmad Ali Jinnah to banish the militant and extremist mindset forever.
In his message of the eve of the 138th birth anniversary of father of nation, being observed on ThursdayAsif Zardari said that Mohammed Ali Jinnah had envisioned a democratic and progressive Pakistan where every citizen will have equal opportunities to advance without any prejudice of religion, cast and creed. The need to follow this philosophy was never as great as it is now. Adherence to the principles of democracy demands that we defeat the militant mindset that is seeking to impose their interpretation of religion on the people by force and a political agenda on them through bullets instead of ballot, he said. He urged the people forge unity in their ranks, reject the militant’s narrative of religion, defeat these enemies of the country and protect and preserve the values for which Pakistan was created by its founding fathers under the leadership of the Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The PPP reiterates its resolve to fight extremism to the finish and assures Pakistani nation that every worker of the Party will continue to fight for making Pakistan a truly democratic, just and pluralistic society free of the scourge of extremism and militancy. INP

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