ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to forge unity in their ranks, defeat forces of extremism and militancy and uphold the principles of democracy, constitution and rule of law.
In a message on 139th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the he extended heartiest felicitation to the nation, particularly when the country has embarked upon the path to progress as envisioned by the Quaid. “Let us dedicate ourselves, on this historic occasion, to keep the unity of the country and glory of Islam uppermost in our thoughts and deeds, said the president.
Mamnoon said Jinnah’s boldness and sincerity of purpose, determination and integrity endeared him to the millions of people who gave him all-out support in the marathon struggle for the creation of Pakistan. “His nobility and strength of character will ever remain an eternal source of inspiration and guidance for all of us,” he added.
He said Quaid-e-Azam united the discordant elements among the Muslims of the subcontinent, welded them into a nation in a short time and secured for them a separate and independent homeland. “The Quaid was a paragon of uprightness, honesty, integrity and courage of conviction. He neither compromised on principles nor allowed expediency to influence his judgment,” observed Mamnoon.
“His incorruptibility unquestioned and his scrupulous honour universally acknowledged,” he said. These pre-eminent attributes endowed him with clarity of vision and steadfastness of pursuit for the achievement of the Islamic State of Pakistan,” he maintained.
Today the nation was not merely paying homage to the memory of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, but was also reaffirming its abiding faith in his imperishable teachings, he observed.
“Let the Quaid’s teachings –unity, faith and discipline be a beacon for us for all times to come. May God give us the courage and strength to build Pakistan into a truly democratic state,” he prayed.