KARACHI: Civil and military leaders visited the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on Monday to pay homage to the Father of the Nation on his 69th death anniversary.
Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and other provincial ministers laid floral wreaths at Quaid’s mausoleum and offered Fateha.
Talking to media, Sindh Governor said that the country can be transformed into a haven of peace while following the golden principles of Quaid. He termed economic development ‘vital’ for the country.
Sindh Chief Minister urged the politicians to practice the rules laid by the Quaid.
Besides the ministers, Director General of Pakistan Rangers Sindh Major General Muhammad Saeed and Chiefs of the three armed forces also visited the mausoleum and laid floral wreaths.
While talking to newsmen, DG Rangers Sindh hinted at a press conference in next two days. Moreover, the political and military personalities also inked their remarks on the visitors’ book.
President Mamnoon Hussain while paying tribute to the Quaid said that the day is to reflect and ponder over the success and failures of the nation.
“Today is the day of reflection. We need to pause and reflect as to how far we have succeeded in pursuing the path shown by our Quaid. Equally important is to ponder over our shortcomings and failures. Quaid-i-Azam possessed a high degree of uprightness, honesty, integrity, courage and conviction. He never compromised on his principles nor allowed expediency to influence his judgments. These pre-eminent attributes endowed him with clarity of vision and steadfastness that enabled him to withstand heavy odds and carve an independent state for the Muslims of the sub-continent.
The need to follow the principles of ‘Unity, Faith & Discipline’ was never as great as it is today. Faced with various challenges including the threat from the militant mindset, economic challenges and poverty we need to follow in letter and spirit the principles of our great leader.
On his death anniversary the best way to pay homage to the Quaid is to reiterate our adherence to those principles that were pursued by our great leader. Let us on this day resolve to stand united in confronting all challenges that we face and once again make a pledge that we will make Pakistan a country where there will be rule of law, respect for human rights and economic opportunities for all,” he said.
Prime Minister Shaid Khaqan Abbasi also praised the Quaid and reaffirmed to devote the individual and collective capacities for the betterment of the State and society.
“Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah inspired the World in general and South Asia in particular through his charismatic and visionary leadership. As a statesman, the Quaid led the constitutional struggle that culminated in the creation of an independent homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent. The Freedom Movement is a living testimony of the political insight and sagacity of Quaid-e-Azam who adhered to the ideals of democracy and rule of law.
Let us reaffirm on this day that we will devote our energies in individual and collective capacities for the betterment of our State and society. Our people are enlightened and resilient. The best way to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation is to adhere to the principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline, and to carry forward the Quaid’s legacy in letter and spirit toward making Pakistan a developed and prosperous country,” he said.-Web Desk