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AJK observes Quaid e Azam’s 74th Death Anniversary with due solemnity and reverence

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Altaf Hamid Rao
MIRPUR (Parliament Times):  Rich tributes were paid to father of the nation and founder of Pakistan – Hazrat Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of his 74th death anniversary that was observed in this lake  city besides rest of Azad Jammu Kashmir till late Sunday with due solemnity and reverence.
 Participants of  a special ceremony, hosted by local NGO Jinnah Foundation of Jammu and Kashmir State, to mark the day late Sunday,  offered fateha for the departed soul. Cooked food was distributed among the poor and down trodden for the salvation of the departed  soul of the founder of Pakistan.
Like all previous years, the death anniversary of the father of the nation was marked in AJK state with the renewal of the pledge to continue struggle for the completion of Pakistan through the liberation of occupied Jammu & Kashmir from Indian yoke and accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan since the late Quaid –e-Azam had described Kashmir as the jugular vein of Pakistan.
The major ceremony to pay rich tributes to  Hazrat Quaid-e-Azam, the founder of Pakistan,  was held here on Sunday under the auspices of Jinnah Foundation of Jammu and Kashmir State
with the coordination of local journalists organizations including Jammu Kashmir Union of Journalists,  Jammu Kashmir  Free Media  Association and  other organizations of the civil society and the government on the eve of his death anniversary.
It was attended by the city elite representing diverse segments of the civil society including social and political workers, senior Kashmiri  journalists, members of the business community, Ulema and scholars.
Addressing the ceremony speakers including Chairman  Jinnah Foundation  Dr. Amin  Chaudhry, JKUJ Central President Hafiz Muhammad Maqsood, Director Jinnah Hospit Dr Khalid Yousaf, JKFMA Convener Altaf Hamid  Rao,  Sr. Kashmiri Journalist Sohrab Ahmed Khan  and others  paid rich tributes to Quaid-e-Azam for his life-time services for the Muslims of the sub continent through making a separate country for them through his high intellect  and talent.
Speakers vowed the unflinching stance and determination declaring that  the people of Jammu & Kashmir would continue their freedom struggle for the liberation of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian illegal and forcible rule and for the achievement of their legitimate right to self determination. They also reiterated the Kashmiris firm resolve to continue following  the policy articulated by  Quaid-e-Azam on Jammu & Kashmir
The Chief host Dr. Amin Chaudhry, also   former Director General MDA said on this occasion  that the best way to  pay rich tributes to Quaid-e-Azam is to continue his mission with fullest national spirit for making Pakistan and fully prosperous and developed country as envisioned by late father of the nation.
Dr. Amin reiterated Kashmiris resolve coupled with the renewal of the pledge to continue to follow the policy  of father of the nation on  Jammu  & Kashmir.
The participants of the ceremony offered fateha for the rest of the departed soul of the Quaid in eternal peace besides special prayers for the security, stability, integrity and prosperity of Pakistan – besides for turning the country the invincible fort of Islam as envisioned by the founder of Pakistan.
 They also prayed for the early success of the Kashmir freedom movement through the early liberation of the occupied part of the Jammu & Kashmir state from long Indian subjugation.
 Earlier, the day dawned with special prayers in mosques for eternal peace to the soul of Quaid-i-Azam and for the progress, prosperity and security of the country and the early success of the freedom movement of Kashmir to translate the idea of completion of Pakistan through the liberation of the occupied Jammu Kashmir and inclusion of entire Jammu Kashmir state in to Pakistan.

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