REVIVAL OF PAKISTAN MOVEMENT’S ENTHUSIASM AND CREATION OF NATIONAL PRIDE IN THE NATION STRESSED
Speakers at the meeting of Shura Hamdard Karachi chapter urged the government to start a programme on national level to infuse the masses with enthusiasm of Pakistan Movement and imbue them with national pride in order to promote unity, fraternity and solidarity among the people of Pakistan as some outer forces are trying hard to create hat and dissension among them. The meeting was held yesterday on the theme: “Revival of ideology of Pakistan and need of national unity”, presided over by Justice (Rtd) Haziqul Khairi at a local hall.
Speaking on occasion, Mr. Mahdi Masud, former ambassador of Pakistan said that he had never heard a word of provincialism or sectarianism from any Muslims during Pakistan Movement when he was himself taking part in it as a young student, everybody was speaking about Muslim cause, ideology and creation of Pakistan; that thinking and enthusiasm is so much needed today as it was not sought before in the history of country. Pakistan was made on correct basis, that’s why it had survived the greatest shock of separation of its half part and still existed as an important Muslim country with its significant role in world community, he added.
He was of the view unless extremism was removed from the country it was difficult to curb terrorism and achieve the goal of national unity.
Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan said, according to the sayings of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, the ideology of Pakistan was based on following the teachings of Islam, protecting the Islamic civilization and values, adopting simplicity and contentment and continuous struggle for solidarity, progress and prosperity to make Pakistan an Islamic and invincible modern state. Brig. (Rtd) Jawed Hasan said that from very beginning the political system of the country was imbalance; parliamentary system of government has failed, the nation should think about the alternative system of government which could involve the best brains of the country into government and pave the way of concrete national unity.
Prof. Kafeel Ahmed said that education on mass scale could only be able to create the sense of justice, tolerance, positive thinking and importance of unity among the people and government should give top priority to spreading education in the masses.
Prof. Dr. Tanvir Khalid said that the present generation of Pakistan should inculcate the real understanding of ideology of Pakistan in the minds of young people as this ideology meant for integrity, patriotism and performance of duties.
Huma Beg was of the view that Muslims were always defeated because of the enemies within the gate, so we should keep an eye on enemies working against us within our gate.
Safia Malik said, God forbid, had Pakistan not made, many able Muslims would have not occupied big posts in undivided India.
Khurshid Hashmi said it was good to advice for jihad, but at the same time advices for acquiring education and modern knowledge be also given to the new generation, because education was the key of progress and prosperity.
Anwar Aziz Jakartawalla emphasized on the importance and growth of economy, the only way out for the country.
Ghazi Salahuddin said that achievement of national unity was linked with the changing of ruling ideas and direction of the nation without which nothing good could be achieved.
S.M. Ghayasuddin was of the opinion that there was a fault line in East Pakistan and that was the long distance which was resulted in creation of Bangladesh. Now there were more fault lines in Pakistan that should be rectified after pin-pointing them for the sake of the county.
Maj. (Rtd) Inayat Sher Khan said that the ideology of Pakistan was made very clear by the Quaid-i-Azam in his speech on August 11, 1947. Bu it was set aside by the subsequent governments in Pakistan. Wise leadership was needed by the country but wise leaders could be produced through secular education, he added.
Dr. Abubakar Sheikh, Abul Fazal, Sheikh Mohammed Usman Damohi and Qudsia Akbar also spoke.