Nation celebrates Quaid’s birth anniversary with fervour

ISLAMABAD, Dec 21 (APP): Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 138th birth anniversary will be observed on December 25 (Thursday).

Government has announced December, 25 as a public holiday.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who was also Pakistan’s first Governor General, was born in Karachi on 25 December 1876.

In 1913, he joined the Muslim League, which had been formed to stand up for the rights of Indian Muslims and he became its president in 1916.

In the morning on December, 25, change of guards ceremony will be held at Quaid-e-Azam’s tomb in Karachi while politicians, officers of armed forces, government officials and renowned personalities will lay flower wreath during the day and a large number of people from different walks of life will visit his tomb to pay him tribute and remember his services for the country.

Special seminar, walks, talks shows and discussion will be organized on the occassion at different government and semi-government organizations.

Rawalpindi Arts Council has arranged a photographic exhibition here on Wednesday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

More than 100 rare pictures of the great leader are exhibited in the art gallery.

Jinnah Iqbal Fikri Forum Chairman, Rana Abdul Baqi flanked by Naheed Manzoor and RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition, which was also attended by a large number of people from different walk of life.

Addressing after inaugural ceremony, Rana Abdul Baqi said ‘work, work and work’ was the message of the great leader and he succeeded in achieving a separate homeland Pakistan, for the Muslims of subcontinent by adhering to this philosophy.

“He (Quaid-e-Azam) laid out the principles of unity, organization and faith for the nation to make headway on the path to progress and development,” he added.

Naheed Manzoor said that Quaid-e-Azam was the great leader of the subcontinent and our youth must follow his teachings.

RAC Resident Director Waqar Ahmed said that aim to display rare pictures and historical documents pertaining to Quaid-e-Azam was to highlight different aspects of his life  who united the Muslims of the subcontinent for acquiring a separate homeland.

The exhibition will continue till December 28. Different educational institutions will organized several shows to present the spirit and zeal to give tribute to the founder of the nation.