Nation celebrates 134th birth anniversary of Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Published: December 25, 2010
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Cadets perform a ceremonial drill at the mausoleum of country's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in Karachi on December 25, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

Cadets perform a ceremonial drill at the mausoleum of country's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in Karachi on December 25, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

Cadets perform a ceremonial drill at the mausoleum of country's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in Karachi on December 25, 2010. PHOTO: AFP The nation is celebrating the 134th birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

The nation is celebrating the 134th birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah today (Saturday).

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 Mazhar Jameel. A contingent of cadets from the PMA, Kakul mounted the guard at the mausoleum. Lady cadets also participated in the ceremony.

The government has declared the day a national holiday. The national flag will be hoisted atop all government buildings today to celebrate the occasion.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Dec 25, 2010 - 11:54AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.I have no words to pay tribute to Quaid-e-Azam and I can only write these words here,id est,there was and is any leader in the like Quaid-e-Azam in whole Sub-Continent and there is no comparison of Quaid-e-Azam but sadly our corrupt leaders no doubt badly destroyed the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam’s dreams.Recommend

  • madiha
    Dec 25, 2010 - 1:40PM

    I salute Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali JinnahRecommend

  • tooba azam
    Dec 25, 2010 - 2:38PM

    May Allah bless Quaid Azam very good place in heaven.He was very good man.He always remains in our heart.he deserve honour.we love him and thanks him so much. Recommend

  • AJ
    Dec 25, 2010 - 3:17PM

    Did Quaid strived for separate homeland to implement Islamic Ideology or Secularism?? plz elucidate readersRecommend

  • Humanity
    Dec 25, 2010 - 9:32PM

    @AJ “Did Quaid strived for separate homeland to implement Islamic Ideology or Secularism?
    The short answer to the question is that the Qauid idea of a separate homeland was to give socioeconomic opportunities to the marginalized Muslims (and non-Muslims) which would have been beyond their reach had Pakistan not been created.

    Read on to get a great overview of why the current state of Pakistan has gone so wrong. The undeniable conclusion is that the concoction of mixing religion with worldly state affairs is poison which kills the body by devouring the soul of humanity.

    “. Would the mullahs of all hues, Barelvi, Debandi, Ahl-i-Hadis, Shia and what have you, who are now demanding her[Aasia Bibi] death have been able to rally for their ‘cause’ at the birth of Pakistan?
    Remember how they had stood discredited in the public eye on the eve of the creation of Pakistan, which they had opposed, as Jinnah unequivocally charged the Constituent Assembly at Karachi with framing a constitution for his country, declaring that “Religion will have nothing to do with the business of the state”?
    ..
    If there was a Pakistan Ideology, it was given to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan by Jinnah himself on the eve of independence, that is why he had to die before a new Objectives Resolution could be passed by his deputies in the same assembly in 1949.

    This was the starting point of introducing religion into the business of the state, and upon which Z.A. Bhutto and General Ziaul Haq built the entire edifice of their controversial process of Islamisation, with the result that today Islam itself has become controversial,..”

    “http://blog.dawn.com/2010/12/25/what-about-jinnah%E2%80%99s-pakistan/

    It is crystal clear how and why Pakistan has become a Frankenstein that is devouring itself in the name of Islam.Recommend

  • Kittu
    Dec 26, 2010 - 1:25AM

    Leader with limited vision…………….Recommend

  • GGD
    Dec 26, 2010 - 9:43AM

    Jinnah was in the likes of statesmen that history has produced only in few numbers. I still imagine how Pakistan would have been today had it run properly – and if East Pakistan was still ours. Truth is bitter :(Recommend

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