Millat ka Paasban hay – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Apart from Christmas, Pakistan celebrates 25th December as Quaid e Azam Day. Praying not only for the progress, peace, and solidarity of our beloved homeland on this day … we pray for eternal peace and blessings of Allah on Quaid too, also knows as Babaa e Qaum (Father of the Nation). We may have still been fighing; it was his astuteness that blessed us with a piece of land we pollute call our home.

I’d like to share the words written by Dr. Adil Najam on All Things Pakistan last year … a profound thought, said by Quaid decades ago, yet we are dismissing it for decades – needs to be injected in our bloods.

“You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the state.”

Of course, his vision was not always followed. But on this, the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day, there could not be a more timely moment to remind ourselves what the vision was.

Pakistan is a Pakistan for all Pakistanis. Equally.

Image Courtesy: Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi on Flickr – You can view many historical and unseen pics of Jinnah – The Quaid in Dr. Ghulam Nabi Kazi’s photostream.

3 Comments so far

  1. syra (unregistered) on December 25th, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    Nice post.
    Unity, Faith, Discipline
    All three missing from the nation :(

  2. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 25th, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    And nation is Us … :\

  3. Memorial Power (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    Nice Pictures…
    For People looking for Quaid’s Pictures or any stuff related to Pakistan Movement can vist National Archives of Pakistan , Block ‘N’ , Pak Sectt. You will find loads of Pictures , archives and even Movie Clips regarding Pakistan Movement. Do vist that if you like to see how Pakistan came into being.

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