LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has congratulated the nation on the happy the occasion of Pakistan Day.
In his message, the Chief Minister said that we pay tributes to the leadership of Muslim League approving the Pakistan Resolution under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 23rd March. There is no doubt that 23rd March 1940 was a watershed moment in the struggle for the establishment of Pakistan as the resolution approved in the historic meeting of Minto Park paved the way for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. He said that 23rd March 1940 was an occasion of materializing dreams and building passions. The journey of achieving independence has never been an easy task and the Muslims had to pass through a river of blood and fire to achieve the goal of a separate homeland, he added. In fact, the struggle for a separate homeland was succeeded due to the tremendous sacrifices rendered under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said the miracle of Pakistan would have had never occurred, had different sects, creeds and ethnic communities not decided to merge as a nation of Muslims. With the grace of Allah Almighty, we are fully free to write a new chapter in the history of the world as we are making a new Pakistan, he said. Today, our commitment is unwavering and every heart is filled with the hope of a new Pakistan. Today is the occasion of utmost commitment and passion towards Pakistan and every one of us will have to make a commitment to work hard for achieving the goal of a new Pakistan with unshaken determination.
Usman Buzdar said that Pakistan is the result of a farsighted approach of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and untiring efforts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Allama Muhammad Iqbal dreamt of an independent state for the Muslims of subcontinent and this dream was materialized under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The separate homeland was the result of the blood of freedom fighters and we also need to exhibit the same unity and passion today which was displayed on 23rd March 1940. It is our duty to work hard for achieving the objectives of Pakistan, he added. The sacrifices rendered by our forefathers demand that we should achieve the real objective of independence. He said that Pakistan is moving forward to achieving the goals envisioned by Quaid and Iqbal under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The 23rd March is the day to pay tributes to freedom fighters and we will move the country forward with the same passion that was exhibited on 23rd March 1940, the Chief Minister concluded.