ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (APP):Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri have greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Pakistan Day and said that 23 March has a special significance in the history of sub-continent.
In his congratulatory message to the nation on the occasion of Pakistan Day, the Speaker said that 79 years ago, on this day the Muslims of South Asia, under the leadership of Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Lahore, resolved to work for an independent Muslim State.
The Lahore Resolution which later came to be known as Pakistan Resolution, imparted a new strength and motivation to the movement of independence and gave Muslims a new sense of purpose and direction.
Asad Qaiser said that Quaid-e-Azam embodied Islamic principles of patience and humanism which encouraged him to rally around, not only Muslim public opinion but also support from other minorities to demand and create a separate Muslim homeland.
“It is a tribute to his leadership and honesty of purpose that within short period of seven years he secured Pakistan against heavy odds through peaceful means,” the Speaker said.
He further said, “While celebrating Pakistan Day, it was incumbent upon us to strengthen the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaid’s guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline. Let us make a firm resolve to make all out efforts to achieve the objectives of creation of Pakistan and also to make Pakistan a strong, prosperous, democratic country where the will of the people, equality, justice and brotherhood reign supreme.”
Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri said that this resolution gave an ideal to the Muslims and united them for the attainment of a shared objective. It was an epoch-making event, which changed the course of history for the Indian Muslims.
Both the leaders assured the nation that the Parliament and present democratic government are committed to preserving great cultural heritage, distinct political and civilizational identity in light of the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
“We are making our earnest efforts to bring about economic and social revolution according to the spirit of Pakistan Resolution.”