With due solemnity and reverence, the 72nd death anniversary of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam is being observed today.
According to the details, Quran Khwani and Fateha will be offered at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. People from around the city will pay a visit to his tomb to lay a floral wreath.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on 25th December 1876. By profession, he was a lawyer but worked as a successful political leader and fought for the rights of Muslims of the sub-continent.
From 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on 14th August 1947, Quaid-e-Azam worked as the leader of the All-India Muslim League. He was Pakistan’s first Governor-General.
The founder of Pakistan was laid to rest on September 11, 1948.
Here are five famous quotes of Quaid-e-Azam to recall on his death anniversary.
- “Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.”
- “No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There are great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”
- “The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity, and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.”
- “We have undoubtedly achieved Pakistan, and that too without bloody war, practically peacefully, by moral and intellectual force, and with the power of the pen, which is no less mighty than that of the sword and so our righteous cause has triumphed. Are we now going to besmear and tarnish this greatest achievement for which there is no parallel in the history of the world? Pakistan is now a fait accompli and it can never be undone, besides, it was the only just, honorable, and practical solution of the most complex constitutional problem of this great subcontinent. Let us now plan to build and reconstruct and regenerate our great nation…”
- “Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.”