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Jinnah's vision by Nawaz Sharif


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Nawaz Sharif — Dawn File Photo
Nawaz Sharif — Dawn File Photo

“Quaid-i-Azam envisaged a democratic Islamic welfare state where everyone enjoys equality by living in freedom and prosperity. Despite the passage of 65 years, the ideals of the founder of the country have not been achieved.

Dictatorial regimes have destroyed the country’s democratic institutions and ruined the fabric of society. Crippled economic conditions have worsened poverty, unemployment and lack of health and education. And it is unfortunate to see that a country with atomic capability is holding a begging bowl.

We cannot face our challenges without adopting the visions of Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam. Supremacy of the constitution, democratic government, social justice, tolerance and patience in society, an independent foreign policy, and motivation to serve the people are the fundamental principles of these visions.

Unfortunately, the current regime has failed to achieve aspirations in every sphere of life. One after another, national institutions and sectors are collapsing. The politics of cronyism and corruption has played havoc with the country.

Let’s hope and struggle that this Aug 14 shall lay the foundation for a better Pakistan. I want to remind you of Jinnah’s message of unity, faith and discipline. Shun all differences; be united and stand united; no force can stop our marching feet because truth is always victorious.”

- Nawaz Sharif, president, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz

Comments (2) Closed

imraj Aug 14, 2012 08:39am
I bet he knows nothing about the visions of Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam.
Milton Aug 15, 2012 09:08am
Not a fair comment Sir. He leads a large number of our countrymen and women. There is nothing wrong in what he said though he lays greater emphasis on the wrongs done by the present government. It is true that there is no democracy as the world recognises democracy. In Democracy you know the leader you are voting for. We did not know the ones who will become the leader. People should come first. It is not the case. Military ,Mullah and the manipulators of public opinion in clever ways(the privately funded digital media), while the public media (the Pakistan Broadcasting tools) has been made a tool in the hands of the power wielding junta has erred grievously. Establish a people representative government , that is democracy.