Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday (March 23) said that in order to fight the challenge of coronavirus pandemic, there was a need to follow the qualities of sacrifice, faith, unity and discipline with which the nation rallied behind the idea of Pakistan.
He said in a message on the occasion of Pakistan Day, “In this hour of trial, as Pakistanis, we would do well to recall the qualities of sacrifice, faith, unity and discipline with which the nation rallied behind the idea of Pakistan. To be able to successfully defeat this common enemy, we need to marshal the same innate virtues.”
The Foreign Minister also said, “We must not also lose sight of the dire challenge faced by all mankind, the likes of which have rarely been witnessed. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world to its core. It is testing the resolve and resilience of nations and peoples around the globe. The peril has also crossed our doorstep.”
“We need to acknowledge and appreciate the tremendous sacrifices and contributions that our health care personnel and others, and personnel the world over, our soldiers in the forefront of this war, are making to keep us all safe,” he added.
The official account of the foreign office shared the message of FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the occasion of Pakistan Day (March 23).
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) March 23, 2020
The Foreign Minister said, “March 23 is the day of commemorating the valiant struggle of our forefathers for a separate homeland that began with the historic Pakistan Resolution of 1940, and culminated in the attainment of freedom seven years later.”
“Under the visionary leadership of Quad-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, they rendered heroic sacrifices and overcame tremendous odds. Against the expectations of its detractors, Pakistan not only survived but flourished,” he added.