KARACHI – The 68th death anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, is being observed with due solemnity.
he was born in Karachi and trained as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn in London, Jinnah rose to prominence in the Indian National Congress in the first two decades of the 20th century. In these early years of his political career, Jinnah advocated Hindu–Muslim unity, helping to shape the 1916 Lucknow Pact between the Congress and the All-India Muslim League, in which Jinnah had also become prominent. Jinnah became a key leader in the All India Home Rule League, and proposed a fourteen-point constitutional reform plan to safeguard the political rights of Muslims. In 1920, however, Jinnah resigned from the Congress when it agreed to follow a campaign of satyagraha, which he regarded as political anarchy.
after all his efforts On 14 August, Pakistan became independent; Jinnah led the celebrations in Karachi. One observer wrote, “here indeed is Pakistan’s King Emperor, Archbishop of Canterbury, Speaker and Prime Minister concentrated into one formidable Quaid-e-Azam.”
People from various walks of life are visiting the mausoleum of the great Quaid to pay tributes and offer Fateha.
The representatives of the three services also laid wreaths at the Mazar on behalf of their respective chiefs.
The Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Dr. Arshad Vohra, also laid a floral wreath at the Mazar of the Quaid on behalf of the citizens of Karachi, and offered Fateha.
Various organizations and academic and other bodies are also organizing seminars and ceremonies to pay tributes to Quaid-e-Azam on the occasion.
Newspapers have also published special supplements and television channels are airing special programs to shed light on the life and achievements of the Father of the Nation.