139th Birthday of Founder of the Nation: Quaid-e-Azam’s philosophy only guiding principle: Bilawal Bhutto
KARACHI, December 24: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party has said philosophy of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah should remain the guiding principle for our country as different experiments by tin-pot dictators and their remnants have led Pakistan to a quagmire.
In his message on 139th birthday of Founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid great tributes to him and warned that any further drift from his ideology will weaken the unity of nation and the state more. He pointed out a quote from Founder of the Nation’s address broadcast by Radio Pakistan on 28th March, 1948, “With the removal of foreign domination, the people are now the final arbiters of their destiny. They have perfect liberty to have by constitutional means any Government that they may choose. This cannot, however, mean that any group may now attempt by any unlawful methods to impose its will on the popularly elected Government of the day. The Government and its policy may be changed by the votes of the elected representatives.”
PPP Chairman said that mere adorning the Halls of power corridors with the portraits of Quaid-e-Azam and observing his birthdays and death anniversaries as formalities won’t make us his true followers. He said that since the final arbiters of their destiny and their elected houses should be respected by every arm of the state. Supremacy of the Parliament and the Constitution needs to be maintained and upheld at every level from top to the bottom to accomplish the dreams and imaginations of the greatest Constitutional lawyer of his time, he added.
He further said some elements and quarters in the country are trying to belittle democracy and democratic institutions for some ulterior motives but the patriot Pakistanis will foil such designs and stand united for making the country a progressive, democratic and strong nation as per the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Bilawal Bhutto stated that PPP is the real and genuine successor of the philosophy of the Founder of the Nation and it has lost its two elected Prime Ministers Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Shaheed Salman Taseer, Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti and thousands of workers in the struggle for achieving the mission of the Founder of Pakistan.
PPP Chairman stressed that entire nation should pledge on 139th birthday of Father of the Nation that every citizen will play his role and work hard to achieve the mission of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.