LAHORE: The 137th birth anniversary of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being celebrated throughout the country today (Wednesday).
A number of programmes have been chalked out to highlight the guiding principles of unity‚ faith and discipline. The government has announced a public holiday on Wednesday.
Qur’an Khwani will be held at the Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi and a change of Guard’s ceremony will also be held at the Mazar-e-Quaid.
Various cultural organizations and educational institutions have chalked out different programmes to highlight the life and political achievements of the great leader.
In a massage issued on the eve of 137th birthday of the father of nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah made history by carving out a new state by the strength of his wisdom, steadfastness, righteousness and statesmanship.
“The great Quaid envisioned Pakistan to be an independent homeland for the Muslims of subcontinent where they could live their lives according to their religious and cultural beliefs,” Nawaz added.
The PM reminded that Quaid envisioned Pakistan to be country where democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights will hold sway, adding his dream of Pakistan was of a country where there would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion and where all citizens would enjoy equal rights, he added.
“On this auspicious day, we should pledge and resolve to work whole-heartedly and dedicatedly to build a strong and prosperous Pakistan,” the PM urged.
Prime Minister said that patriotism, dedicated work and selfless service for the greater glory of Pakistan could be the most befitting tribute to the memory of Quaid-e-Azam.