Failure was never an option, nor will it be, says Shah
Remembers struggle of founding fathers, says drastic decisions have only been made to protect citizens
KARACHI: Harking back to the nation's founding fathers on Pakistan Day, Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the country's leaders at the time of the independence struggle had braved several challenges without surrendering in the face of adversity. "Failure was not an option in the past, nor will it ever be," he said, referring to the current challenge facing the nation.
In a message to the people on Monday, the minister firmly stated that he had no doubt that the country would overcome the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic, through courage and working together as a community.
Adding that the Sindh government had been working tirelessly in this regard, he said that the people of the province should have faith because they were in safe hands. "Any drastic decision that has been taken so far has been made with the sole purpose of protecting the citizens," he asserted.
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Shah maintained that the Muslims of the sub-continent had stood steadfast to create a homeland where they could live in accordance with their own traditions, values and culture. "It was through their indefatigable struggle that our great leaders made Pakistan a reality," he stated. "This same spirit will turn Pakistan into a prosperous and developed country."
He urged the people to maintain an unwavering resolve to continue the legacy and heritage of the founding fathers, and to "follow in their footsteps to make our country a cradle of progress and prosperity."
Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2020.
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