Pakistan pays homage to the Father of the Nation

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Pakistan remembers September 11 as the day when a nation lost its founder. The entire country comes together to pay homage to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his 65th death anniversary on Wednesday.

Several officials, lawmakers, celebrities and servicemen paid tribute to the great leader who fought for a separate country for the Muslims of than Subcontinent. Different organizations have arranged events to show gratitude towards the accomplishments and struggle of Jinnah. Among others, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited Jinnah’s tomb to offer prayers.

In Karachi, the National Museum of Pakistan has dedicated the day to Jinnah by displaying historic documents and photographs related to him. A similar exhibition is been held in Islamabad for three days. The roads of Lahore have been decorated with Jinnah’s pictures and his famous quotes.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have given messages while remembering and idealizing the Father of the Nation. Pakistan television and radio are also broadcasting special programs dedicated to Jinnah.

Jinnah was a lawyer by profession. He is often idealized by the politicians and the youth of Pakistan for his focus and dedication. He was the first leader to stand firm against British and Hindus without hesitating to give up his status for the cause. The country remembers him for his flawless personality and honest nature. He was a liberal Muslim with an open mind who strongly believed and spoke for the rights of minority.

He said: “I am not a learned Maulana or a Maulvi. Nor do I claim to be learned in theology. But I also know a little of my faith and I am a humble and proud follower of my faith.”

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