ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s President, Dr Arif Alvi, on Monday urged children to contribute to the country by achieving high standards in education and adopting the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s principles of unity, faith, and discipline.
In an event titled ‘Quaid and Children,’ the President said that adhering to the golden values of the father of the nation would make the country prosper in the comity of nations.
The colorful ceremony held here at the Presidency to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Quaid-e-Azam was attended by First Lady Samina Alvi, ministers, parliamentarians, and a large number of school children, including the differently-abled ones.
The President recalled that during the Pakistan Movement, children were also among the population who loved their great leader and steadfastly stood with him in his struggle for a separate homeland.
He read out a few passionate letters written by children to the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, where they penned their support to him besides sending him the money collected after savings.
President Alvi said that Quaid-e-Azam was a strong believer in mainstreaming women and other marginalized segments of society to ensure economic prosperity.
The President emphasized providing equal opportunities to females and differently-abled people in the fields of education and employment.
He said the Quaid-e-Azam created this country with utmost dedication and commitment and asserted that it was the responsibility of every individual to play a part in its development.
President Highlights Importance of Two-Nation Theory
President Alvi said that the people in Kashmir were suffering at the hands of Indian occupation troops while the religious minorities faced continued persecution. The current situation in India reinforces the importance of the Two-Nation theory that necessitated the creation of a separate state for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent, he said.