NA: (NA Speaker, Deputy Speaker congratulates nation on Pakistan Day)

ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have said that Pakistan is our identity that we have earned through immense sacrifices.

In a statement here on Sunday, they said23 March reminds us of the vision of Allama Iqbal, historic struggle of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslims of the Sub-Continent in search of a separate homeland to live peacefully according to their own belief and culture.

They expressed these views in their separate messages on the eve of Pakistan Day.

The Speaker said that 75 years ago, on this day the Muslim of South Asia, under the leadership of Quid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in Lahore, resolved to work for independent Muslim state. The Lahore Resolution which was came to be known as Pakistan Resolution, imparted a new vigor and impetus to the movement of independence gave Muslim new sense of purpose and direction.

He said that the Quaid-e-Azam embodied Islamic principles of tolerance and humanism which in courage him to rally around, not only Muslim public opinion but also support from other minorities to demand and create a separate Muslim homeland.

“It is a tribute to his leadership and honesty of purpose that with in short period of seven years he secured Pakistan against heavy odds through peaceful means” he added.

The Speaker reiterated that while celebrating Pakistan day it is incumbent upon us to resolve the spirit of national unity and follow the Quaid’s guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline.

The Deputy Speaker said that this Resolution gave an ideal to the Muslims and united them for the attainment of a shared objective. It was such an epoch-making event, which changed the course of history for the Indian Muslims.

Both the leaders assured the nation that the Parliament and present democratic government are committed to preserving our great cultural heritage, distinct political and civilizational identity in the light of the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

We are making our earnest efforts to bring about economic and social revolution in keeping with the spirit of the Pakistan Resolution.

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