ISLAMABAD: The 66th death anniversary of the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was observed throughout the country on Thursday.
Different sittings of Quran Khawani were held on the occasion countrywide including at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi.
Political personalities, armed forces, officials, and citizens visited the mausoleum of the great leader to pay tributes to him for his services for the cause of Muslims of the sub continent.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah also visited the mausoleum, laid wreaths and offered Fateha.
Several public and private organizations and educational institutions also organized functions to highlight different aspects of the life and achievements of Quaid-e-Azam who united the Muslims of the sub-continent for acquiring a separate homeland.
Various ceremonies were organized by the government and civil society organizations in different cities of the country to observe the day with renewed commitment to make the country and the nation prosperous.
Radio Pakistan, PTV and other electronic media channel aired special programs to pay tribute to the father of the nation on the occasion of his death anniversary.
Ambassadors of many Muslim countries joined the gatherings of Quran Khawani held at Faisal Mosque.Nazriya Pakistan Council, Islamabad also held Fateha Khawani that was participated by citizens of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
While paying tribute to the Father of Nation, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said being a man of sterling character,Quaid-i-Azam fought for an independent homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent.
“Let us promise that in our individual capacities each one of us will serve Pakistan without any selfish motive and devote our energies to make Pakistan a great country, a land of people bestowed with freedom, equality and justice,” prime minister added.
He said, “Let us therefore resolve to make up for the past lapses and pledge ourselves to purge our society of the evils the Quaid exhorted us to root out from our midst. Let us try to serve Pakistan selflessly. This alone can ensure our survival as a great nation and this is how we can pay the greatest tribute to our great Quaid.”
Paying tribute to Quaid, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said, “Quaid-e-Azam always stood steadfast in face of adversity, never compromised on principles nor allowed expediency to influence his judgment.”