Today the nation observes the 141st birthday of our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with zeal and enthusiasm.
He was the man who dedicated his whole life, leading all Muslims from the front as they struggled their way through independence. Despite detoriating health and weak body, he never let down his determination and sole purpose for a separate nation as a leader fighting for an entire nation of people.
Born on 25th December, 1876 in Karachi, Jinnah completed Bar-at-Law from Lincoln’s Inn. He was a notable politician and appointed as the first Governor General of Pakistan.
At first, Jinnah had faith that the Muslim-Hindu unity was possible in India, but over the years their relationship between deteriorated to such an end that he accepted the best way to protect rights of Muslims of subcontinent – Partition.
It was in 1940 that Jinnah finally suggested the ideal of partition between the two countries, leading negotiations with the British. This concluded in the partition of South Asia – India, and led to the creation of Pakistan on 14th August, 1947.
In connection with the day, national newspapers have published special articles and content to highlight different aspects of the Quaid’s life as well as his leadership qualities. Further as expected, state-run and private TV channels as well as radio channels are set to air special programs on the life of Quaid-e-Azam.
Leaders have quoted the continuous struggle, honesty and hard work of the Quaid in making Pakistan a welfare state alongside achieving a respectable status in the comity of nations.
There is no doubt that all the crises being faced by the country can be overcome by following the principles of a great personality like Quaid-e-Azam.