Acting President urges nation to act in unison, overcome challenges collectively

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ISLAMABAD: Acting President Mian Raza Rabbani, in his message to the nation on the 69th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah has said that the country is passing through hard times as internal and external challenges are posing threats to our peace, security and stability.

“We need to act cautiously to overcome the challenges” Raza Rabbni remarked.

He said that solution to our problems lies in democracy and continuity of democratic process. Acting President said that Quaid e Azam wanted Pakistan to be a welfare state in which all segments of the society have an equal opportunity to grow and prosper, however, unfortunately, the concept of welfare state was overwhelmed by national security state putting us into a quagmire of uncertainty on political and economic fronts.

He said that there is a need to forge unity among our ranks and act in unison to overcome the challenges being faced today. “We need to reaffirm our commitment to the democratic ideals, federalism and equality envisioned by Father of the nation” Mian Raza Rabbani observed in his message.

He underscored the need for soul searching to learn from the mistakes of the past and work with honesty and dedication for the socio-economic development of the country. NNI