Pakistan was meant to be a modern welfare Islamic state but unfortunately, his dream could not be realized and those who succeeded him couldn’t focus on his vision of making Pakistan a progressive, prosperous model Islamic state.
These views were expressed by speakers at the launching ceremony of the book “Pakistan: A Di-vine Gift” written by eminent scholar of English literature, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Engineer Dr Akram Sheikh. The book-launching ceremony was organized by the Nazriya Pakistan Council in connection with the Youm-e-Quaid-e-Azam (Quaid-e-Azam Day) celebrations organized at the Aiwan-e-Quaid.
Federal Secretary Cabinet Division, Ejaz Rahim was the Chief Guest.
Noted scholar Prof Aqeela Asif and Irfan Jamil read out the papers highlighting salient features of the book. Among those who discussed the book and the life and achievements of the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah included Dr Junaid Zaidi, Faridullah Khan, Dr Fazl-e-Hadi, Irfan Khan, Dr Sharif Bhatti and Ali Ahmed Qamar.
Ejaz Rahim said “Pakistan: A Divine Gift” pre-sented a detailed thesis and review of the problems Pakistan today is embroiled in and rightly suggests we should put behind our political, social and ethnic differences and work in unison to overcome the challenges the country is faced with.
Chairman of the NPC Mian Muhammad Javed also called for a unified approach towards the threats to our internal and external security and try to achieve the spiritual progress as well as the material. He said the book was a timely comment on Pakistan’s pre-sent situation.
Aqeela Asif spoke high of the writer and his work, saying the book tells us the story of Pakistan’s jour-ney marked with ups and downs and urges the read-ers to brood over the current failure as a nation.
Akram Sheikh, the author of the book while ex-pressing gratitude to the NPC and the guest speakers for their appreciation of the book said as the title suggested Pakistan was a divine gift and the Mus-lims of the undivided India were lucky to have a leader like Quaid-e-Aam.