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Celebrating March 23

Published Mar 21, 2017 06:54am


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WE should reflect on the eventful day, March 23, that brought us a unique gift in the form of a sovereign country, Pakistan that belongs to us all in which we could live, practice and develop values, beliefs and a culture of our own.

We further need to resolve this year that we as a nation would work for unity to end the curse of terrorism by helping in the Operation Raddul Fasaad launched by our armed forces. We must not ignore the bloody turmoil that many countries in our neighborhood are passing through, some of them on the verge of even disintegration.

We must help raise awareness in our new generation about Pakistan’s solidarity and integrity.

If we want to see a peaceful and stable Pakistan we will have to be just and fair, honest and sincere, and reject the corrupt, parochial, sycophants and zealots.

Anita Wilson

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2017


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M. Akram Niazi Mar 21, 2017 02:22pm

We are now a nation of merrymaking and ever ready to celebrate but not willing to put in honest hardwork to achieve the objective for which Quaid e Azam made Pakistan. Patriotism is not costly celebrations but honest hardwork. Sacrifices of 1947 have been forgotten and only celebrations.

M. Akram Niazi Mar 21, 2017 03:00pm

Consequently, we are now depending on others for loans, expertise and imports for development and survival. Our own progress in science and technology in 70 years can be judged from the fact that Gawadar outsourced, three airports being outsourced, all major projects outsourced and even garbage removal of three major cities outsourced !