ISLAMABAD: The 139th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah will be observed on Friday.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi.
The birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation’ will be celebrated across the country tomorrow.
On this occasion there will be a national holiday. Electronic media including television and radio channels will air special documentaries relating his life, work and his most famous quotes. At his tomb in Karachi, the change of the guards ceremony will be held and special prayers will be offered.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah was the creator of a national homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. He retains a sacred space in Pakistan’s history.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a lawyer, politician and statesman and later known as the founder of Pakistan.
Quaid-e-Azam always believed that Muslim-Hindu unity in India was possible, but over the years the relationship between the Hindu and Muslim communities had deteriorated to such a point that he reluctantly accepted that the best way to protect the rights of Indian -Muslims was through partition.
In 1940, he suggested the idea of the partition of India to create Pakistan and led negotiations with the British government. This resulted in the partition of India and the creation of the state of Pakistan on 14 August 1947.