The nation celebrates 145th birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Friday with traditional zeal and fervor.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting IRNA, The nation celebrates 145th birthday of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Friday, December 25, 2020 with traditional zeal and fervor.
The day dawned with special prayers for the security, progress and prosperity of the country.
Various activities were held in government and private organizations to highlight Quaid-e-Azam's lifelong political struggle and his guiding principles of unity, faith and discipline.
Quran Khwani was held in the morning at the tomb for Quaid and other leaders of Pakistan Movement.
Change of guard ceremony was held at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi this morning in which a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul assumed the ceremonial guard duty.
Commandant Military Academy Kakul, Major General Umar Ahmed Bukhari was the chief guest on the occasion.
He laid floral wreath at the tomb and offered fateha after which he recorded his impressions in the book of visitors.
The contingent of Military Academy also presented a march past and offered salute to the father of the nation.
Radio Pakistan and TV channels are broadcasting special programs to highlight struggle of Quaid-e-Azam for Pakistan.
In their separate messages paying tribute to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the President and the Prime Minister have urged the nation to follow the footsteps of great Quaid in all walks of life and make Pakistan a strong and prosperous country.
In his message, President Dr. Arif Alvi said we should reaffirm our commitment to building a state that respects the diversity of its people and provides equal opportunities to its citizens irrespective of their religion, caste, creed, or color.
He said on this day, we must also remember the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, who are being subjected to the worst kind of state-terrorism for over seven decades.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message, said let us live the Quaid's ideals of Unity, Faith and Discipline with a renewed national spirit so that we make this country rise above all seen and unseen challenges.
He said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a firm faith in God and His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which guided him through a long journey comprising of ordeals, deceptions and dejections but culminating in grandeur, décor and eternity.