PR No. 228Message From The President Of Pakistan On 139th Birth Anniversary Of Quaid-E-Azam (25th December 2015 Islamabad: December 24, 2015
I extend my heartiest felicitation to the Nation on the occasion of Quaid-e-Azam’s 139th birth anniversary which is being celebrated at the time when by the grace of Allah Almighty our country has embarked upon the path to progress as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Quaid-e-Azam’s boldness and sincerity of purpose, determination and integrity endeared him to the millions of people who gave him all-out support in the marathon struggle for the creation of Pakistan. His nobility and strength of character will ever remain an eternal source of inspiration and guidance for all of us.
Quaid-e-Azam united the discordant elements among the Muslims of the sub-continent, welded them into a nation in a remarkably short time and secured for them a separate and independent homeland. He was a paragon of uprightness, honesty, integrity and courage of conviction. He neither compromised on principles nor allowed expediency to influence his judgment. His conduct was above reproach, his incorruptibility unquestioned and his scrupulous honour universally acknowledged. These pre-eminent attributes endowed him with clarity of vision and steadfastness of pursuit for the achievement of the Islamic State of Pakistan.
Today we are not merely paying our homage to the memory of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, but reaffirming our abiding faith in his imperishable teachings. I urge the people of Pakistan to forge unity in their ranks, to defeat the forces of extremism and militancy and uphold the principles of democracy, constitution and rule of law. Let us dedicate ourselves, on this historic occasion, to keep the unity of the country and glory of Islam uppermost in our thoughts and deeds. Let the Quaid’s teachings “Unity, Faith and Discipline” be a beacon for us for all times to come. May Allah give us the courage and strength to build Pakistan into a truly democratic state. Ameen!
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