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Nation observes Quaid’s 144th birth anniversary on 25th Dec.

KARACHI: The 144th  birth anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today (Wednesday 25th day of December, 2019).

President Dr. Arif Alvi stated: “The acumen of his foresight and vision can be witnessed even today with the prevailing conditions in India and occupied Kashmir, stand united and re-affirm our faith in his teachings”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan held that the “best way to pay homage to the Quaid on his birth anniversary is to adhere to his principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline”.

The change of guard ceremony was held at Quaid’s Mazar during which a smartly turned-out contingent including Female Cadets of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul assumed the ceremonial guard duty.

CM Sindh and Commandant Pakistan Military Academy Major General Muhammad Ali offered Fateha and recorded impression on visitor’s book.

Pakistan owes its existence to the tireless struggle and leadership abilities of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who was born in Karachi. He received his early education in the Metropolis before going to London for Bar at Law.

Acquiring the degree in 1896 he commenced his legal career back at home. Later, he joined Muslim League and struggled for a separate homeland for Muslims of the Sub-Continent and finally his dream for independence came true on 14th August, 1947.Quaid e Azam 1Quaid e Azam 3 Quaid e Azam 4 Quaid e Azam 5

The day will dawn with Quran Khawani at the Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. National flag will flutter atop all public and private buildings. During this public holiday, several programs will be held by social, political, governmental/non-governmental organizations and forums to pay rich tributes to the father of the nation.

People from various walks of life will visit the mausoleum of the great Quaid all day to pay tributes and offer Fateha. Electronic Media outlets will air special programs while the newspapers will publish special supplements to pay homage to the great leader.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s death anniversary (11 September 1948 – aged 71)

KARACHI: Pakistanis are observing the 70th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today.

In Karachi, the Governor and Chief Minister laid floral wreath and offered fateha at the Mazar of Quaid. A large number of karachiites will be visiting the Mausoleum today.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got his early education from Sindh-Madrassah-t-ul-Islam here. That was followed by a sojourn at Gokal Das Tej Primary School in Bombay and later at Christian Missionary Society High School in Karachi.

At 16 Jinnah passed the matriculation examinations and proceeded for England where he joined Lincoln’s Inn and within three years graduated as the youngest Indian to become a barrister.

He rose to prominence as a member of Indian National Congress the largest political party of the country. Later he joined Muslim league believing that Indian Muslims should have their own state. In that year, the Muslim League, led by Jinnah, passed the Lahore Resolution, demanding a separate nation.

He worked towards the establishment of the new government and making its policies. As Pakistan’s first Governor-General one of the challenges he faced was to make sure that the millions of immigrants were accommodated.

Quaid-e-Azam expired on 11th of September, 1948 at the age of 71 just over a year after Pakistan came into being.

KARACHI: Picture shows Wazir Mansion where many believe Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born to a Gujarati couple Mithi Bai and Jinnahbhai Poonja. The building is situated in the  Metropolis’ old area called Kharadar.  The accuracy of his place of birth is a fiery subject for debate. 

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.