Pakistan Day reminds of Muslims’ struggle: IUB VC

Our Correspondent

Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, said that Pakistan Resolution Day reminds us of the sincere commitment and constant struggle of the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent.

On this day, the Muslims of India, under the enthusiastic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, declared their struggle for a separate territory and the Pakistan Resolution was passed.

The Vice Chancellor said this during his message in a seminar at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur our forefathers changed the map of the world in just seven years by following the principles of unparalleled leadership and faith, unity and conviction. In the case of Pakistan, a new Islamic state emerged.

The Vice Chancellor said in his video message at a seminar held at Abbasia Campus on the occasion of Pakistan Day that on March 23, 1940, the Muslims of the subcontinent held a historic meeting at Manto Park in Lahore which is now called Lahore Park.

It will pass an important resolution which was then called the Lahore Resolution but is now called the Pakistan Resolution.

Through this resolution, the Muslims of the subcontinent reaffirmed their determination that their destination is an independent state where they can live according to their culture and identity and the decisions of their destiny will be in their own hands.

The Muslims of the subcontinent did not want to be the slaves of the Hindu majority after being freed from the slavery of the British.

That is why Allama Iqbal in a meeting in Allahabad in 1930 expressed the idea that the Muslims of the subcontinent would have an independent state they will be able to live according to the golden principles of Islam.

On March 23, 1940, under the enthusiastic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam, the Muslims of the subcontinent passed this resolution and after that they worked tirelessly for the acquisition of Pakistan.

The British wanted to give freedom to the subcontinent but they did not want to give a separate state to the Muslims but the Muslims of the subcontinent gained Pakistan with their blood and martyrs by making eternal sacrifices.

The purpose of establishing Pakistan was that the Muslims of the subcontinent should make your own decisions for the betterment of your religious and cultural identity and your future.

This journey was completed on August 14, 1947 when the Muslims got an independent state as per the resolution of March 23, 1940. After that only the journey of stability and development of Pakistan continues.

Every March 23, we must pledge that we will never forget the sacrifices of our elders and their struggle and will continue to make Pakistan a great nation to achieve this goal.

Pakistan has made tremendous achievements in the last 70 years. We must work together as Pakistanis for a brighter future.

He said that I understand that the faculty, administration and students of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur are the guarantors of a bright future for Pakistan. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Pro. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Aftab Hussain Gillani, Dean Faculty of Law and Guest Speaker Dr. Mujeeb Ahmad addressed the gathering.

The event was attended by deans, teachers and students. Social distance, masks and hand sanitizers were arranged at the event in view of Covid-19.