Birth anniversary: Nation pays tribute to Jinnah

Bilawal, Ishratul Ebad, Qaim Ali Shah visit Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi.

Web Desk December 25, 2012
Bilawal, Ishratul Ebad, Qaim Ali Shah visit Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Paying tribute to the founder of Pakistan, the nation celebrates 136th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on Tuesday.

The day began with the Change of Guard ceremony at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. The ceremony and parade were led by Commandant Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Major General Sadiq Ali.

A contingent of cadets from the PMA mounted the guard at the mausoleum.

Sindh governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari paid a visit to the mausoleum. Bilawal also wrote his comments in the visitors’ book.

The government declared the day a national holiday.


Arijit Sharma | 8 years ago | Reply

@Foolitics: " ... To my fellow Indian friends, the mindset associated with Pakistan and its people would have been different if there had been a united India. ... "

This would have worked if everybody was ready to submit to a one person one vote regime irrespective of one's religion. Clearly the Muslims of Central India, Sindh and Bengal, in their infinite wisdom, thought otherwise.

Arijit Sharma | 8 years ago | Reply

@Supariwala: "... India to this day has socio-economic problems of the masses, but lets not forget the communalism that still lives in the country with growing fascist instincts through the rise of Narendra Modi and Shiv Senics. ... "

Shri Narendra Modi finds support amongst the people - not because he promises to build a Somnath Temple in every state in India, but his semi-authoritarian style hold the promise of fast-tracking development in India.

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