Pakistan won after great trials: President Alvi

APP91-26 LAHORE: April 26 - President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the 127th Annual Gold Medals (Atta-e-Gold Medal) Distributing Ceremony among the activists of Tehrek-e-Pakistan Trust at Nazaria Pakistan Trust. APP photo by Mustafa Lashari

LAHORE, Apr 26 (APP):President Dr. Arif Alvi Friday said that Pakistan was created after great trials and tribulations, and the soil was moist with the blood of our elders.
Addressing the 27th medal awarding ceremony for the workers of Pakistan Movement at Aiwan Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan here, he said the pain and pangs of our elders for the creation of Pakistan was an asset of the nation.
The president said, he had personal experience of the Pakistan Movement through his father who revealed to him all the details of the movement, adding that he had met many of the leaders of the movement.
He said that separation of East Pakistan was a huge loss, asserting his father cried on the cession of Pakistan.
Sharing his childhood experiences, he said, he had always defended the creation of Pakistan although his maternal aunt had always called it a wrong decision.
The president said that he was among the few who had relatives in India. He said, he always felt proud of being a Pakistani among his Indian relatives, adding that Indians are sarcastically called them to leave India and go to Pakistan.
Dr. Arif Alvi said that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah knew that people of his country would become his voice.

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