Karachi: On 136th birth anniversary of the father of the nation, President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday visited the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to pay his tributes to the Father of the nation whose vision and untiring efforts culminated into the creation of Pakistan.
The President laid floral wreath on the mazar of Quaid-e-Azam and offered Fateha.
Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that on this occasion, the President while reiterating his pledge to continue working for Pakistan as envisaged by the founder of the nation urged the people to forge unity in their ranks and rededicate themselves to the ideals and principles upheld by Quaid-i-Azam. The President said that the birth anniversary of this visionary leader was an occasion for all to rededicate ourselves to democratic ideals and principles as championed and pursued by our great visionary leaders.
He said that the need for reiterating our pledge to these noble ideals was never as great as it was today as when we were fighting an enemy who was posing existential threat to us and wanted to impose its narrow agenda through the barrel of gun. Let us repledge today to fight to the finish the demons of extremism and militancy that seek to strike at the foundational principles of Pakistan of democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law, the President said on the occasion.
On the visitors’ book, the President wrote, “It is a great honour to visit the Mazar-e-Quaid and pay homage to the Father of the Nation. We pledge today to uphold the democratic values for which Pakistan was created. I call upon the people to join hands in fighting the mindset that is seeking to destroy our nationhood and democracy. May the soul of the Quaid rest in eternal peace. Ameen”.