Birth anniversary of ‘Quaid-e-Azam’ celebrated
(Manama) – The Pakistani community has celebrated the birth anniversary of the nation’s founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah at the Pakistan Club Bahrain. Pakistan Ambassador Javed Malik was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Javed Malik paid rich tributes to the life and contributions of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and said that “Quaid-e-Azam was one of the greatest leaders of this century who led the Muslims of South Asia in their journey towards an independent homeland.
He said that after qualifying as a Barrister from the prestigious Lincolns Inn of the United Kingdom, Jinnah established himself as one of the most promising and distinguished lawyers of his time. He stood tall among his contemporaries and became one of the most iconic figures in the independence movement.
He said that Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline remain as relevant today as they were at the time of creation of Pakistan. He urged the Pakistani community to make a pledge to follow on the footsteps of Mohammad Ali Jinnah in building a progressive and prosperous nation state in line with the vision of our great founding father.
The Ambassador said that not only Pakistanis but the leading academics, historians and intellectuals around the world have acknowledged Mohammed Ali Jinnah as one of the most dynamic, visionary and accomplished leaders of modern times, and quoted the words of famous American historian, Stanley Wolpert, who while appreciating Jinnah said, “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three,” – Stanley Wolpert.
Malik said the government of Pakistan remains committed to the ideals of our great founding father, and today Pakistan is established itself as a progressive Muslim country which stands tall in the comity of nations. The ceremony was attended by leading members of the Pakistani Community and as well as Members of Parliament, Ahmed Qarata, Ali Bufursan, Chairman Pakistan Club Rehan Ahmed and other members of the community including ladies forum of the Pakistan Club Bahrain.