Rawalpindi, (Parliament Times ) : Anjuman Faizul Islam (AFI) celebrated the Pakistan Day with national zeal and joy to mark the ratification of the Pakistan Resolution. A special ceremony was arranged in Hayyat Bakhsh Hall of AFI Faizabad Markaz with Ex-secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Kanwar Dilshad was the Chief Guest while Acting President of AFI Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad presided over. A large number of inhabitant orphans of “Apna Ghar” including the Vice President AFI Mohtarma Izhar Fatima, General Secretary Raja Fateh Khan, Chairman AFI Education Committee Prof. Rafiq Chouhan and a large number of members of AFI, teachers and students were present on the occasion
Ex-Secretary Pakistan Election Commission Kanwar Dilshad, while addressing the students said that on March 23, 1940 was the day, the idea of the creation of Pakistan as a separate homeland for the Muslim population of the subcontinent was moved to protect Muslims from persecution. “It is our responsibility now that as citizens we educate our younger generation about our history and the struggle of our ancestors for self-determination against the British and the Hindu majority”, he added.
Dilshad also paid tributes to the founders of AFI who followed the instruction of the Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Jinnah and brought 30 feminine stricken Muslim orphans from Bangal and arranged shelter and educational facilities for them, thus laid the foundation of AFI.
Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmed said that we should also mirror the love, affection and victory of the resolution while remembering our leaders who struggled for Pakistan.He stressed the need to achieve the goal of true Islamic welfare state as envisaged by Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. “To achieve this goal we all must shoulder our responsibilities with full sense of national reconstruction”, he mentioned. He paid rich tributes to the leaders of Pakistan Movement and martyrs who laid their lives to win the freedom and defending our sovereignty afterwards. Prof. Dr. Riaz Ahmad stated that we should not forget our Kashmiri brethren who have long been victims of Indian state terrorism and forced to lead a miserable life.
He also asked the students to deeply study and know how our ancestors struggled for and win the independence. “This would make we realize the cost and value of freedom”, he added.
Mohtarma Izhar Fatima and other speakers also threw light on the efforts of founders of the Pakistan and asked the students to work hard with honesty to make our dear homeland prosperous