ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain urged the nation to pledge for sincerely following the principles of unity, faith and discipline as a guiding force to face all the challenges presently confronting them. “I am confident that our collective efforts marked by patriotism, sincerity, commitment and honesty would help us steering this country towards greater prosperity and glory,” said the President in his message on the occasion of Pakistan Day observed on March 23 every year.
He said the commemoration of Pakistan Day each year was an occasion to reiterate our pledge towards those ideals that led to the creation of our beloved homeland.
He said it was an occasion to pay tribute to our great leaders who withstood all adversities but remained steadfast in their mission to secure a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent.
He said the day was also an occasion to pass on the thought behind the creation of the state and to prepare the future architects achieve and uphold those noble ideals.
The President said unparalleled democratic struggle by our ancestors was aimed at providing the Muslims of the sub-continent a place where they could develop to the fullest spiritual, cultural, economic, social and political life in a way that they thought best and in consonance with their own ideals and genius.
“Let us always hold high the banners of democracy, constitutionalism and rule of law through which this state was created,” he advised.
He said while commemorating this day with traditional zeal and spirit, let us also pause and reflect on our achievements and the challenges.
“It is indeed a matter of great satisfaction to note that the nation is striving to overcome various challenges under a democratic dispensation,” he noted.
He said the sayings and the path shown to us by our Quaid and other leaders would continue guiding us towards realizing our cherished goals and objectives.
He also prayed for guidance in the efforts to prove ourselves worthy inheritors of the homeland bequeathed to us by Quaid-i-Azam and other leaders of Pakistan Movement.