A Resolution on Quaid-e-Azam’s 74th Death Anniversary
The Managing Committee of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum – the Institute of Nation Building — has called for remembering and re-emphasizing what Pakistan’s founding father stood for and struggled all his life as the nation marks his 74th death anniversary.
A joint message, issued by Institute’s Senior Vice Chairman Liaquat Merchant, Vice Chairman Ikram Sehgal and Secretary General Commodore (Retired) Sadded A Malik, said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah firmly believed in democracy, constitutional supremacy, independence of the Judiciary, and freedom of speech, expression and worship.
Mr. Jinnah always advocated the rule of law and protection of human rights promotion of education, honesty, integrity, justice and fair play in all walks of life, it said.
Quaid was the man for whom an obituary was published in The Times, London that read “Mr. Jinnah was something more than Quaid-i-Azam, Supreme head of the State, to the people who followed him; he was more even than the architect of the Islamic nation he personally called into being. He commanded their imagination as well as their confidence. In the face of difficulties which might have overwhelmed him, it was given to him to fulfil the hope foreshadowed in the inspired vision of the great Iqbal by creating for the Muslims of India a homeland where the old glory of Islam could grow afresh into a modern state, worthy of its place in the comity of nations. Few statesmen have shaped events to their policy more surely than Mr. Jinnah. He was a legend even in his lifetime.”
The statement said that Quaid was the man about whom Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III said that “of all the statesmen that I have known in my life Clemenceau, Lloyd George, Churchill, Curzon, Mussolini, (and) Gandhi – Jinnah is the most remarkable. None of these men in my view outshone him in strength of character, and in that almost uncanny combination of prescience and resolution which is statecraft.”
To remember, commemorate and pay homage to our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, we the Members of the Managing Committee of Quaid-e-Azam House Museum do hereby commit ourselves to continue propagating his principles, ideals and vision as a Nation Building exercise for the younger generation of Pakistanis not only on 11th September, 14th August and 25th December each year, but throughout the year at every available opportunity. “A Pakistan which is resilient and capable of meeting and dealing with its adversaries and natural disasters with confidence and courage by binding ourselves in the fabric of Pakistan and to work for Pakistan with Unity, Faith and Discipline.”