Pakistan’s ideological boundaries and national resolve | By Sheikh Fakhar-e-Alam


Pakistan’s ideological boundaries and national resolve

PAKISTAN was created that very day the first Hindu was converted to Islam”, a legendary statement of Quiod-i-Azam while speaking to students in Ali Garh, 1944. The creation of Pakistan is the by-product of that movement, which started in 1940.

The dynamic leadership of the Quaid and devotion of his followers made it possible for them to achieve an independent state.

In 1956, Pakistan’s first constitution, approved by the second constituent assembly, was implemented, which declared Pakistan to be an Islamic Republic.

Historical experiences of Muslims provided the base; Congruent with the thought of Allama Muhammad Iqbal; Quaid-i-Azam converted it into a political reality; and the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, bypassing Objectives Resolution in March 1949, gave it legal sanction.

Jinnah was absolutely right that Hindus and Muslims could never exist together happily. He was well aware of the nature of Muslims who would never accept the dominance of Hindus in any case.

There is a sense of gratitude to Almighty that Muslims of India are able to achieve a homeland after a long ideological and political struggle.

A homeland, where Muslims are living their lives without fear and have opportunity to form a welfare state in accordance with the principles of Islam.

Jinnah once said “Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a treasure and which, we hope other will share with us”.

At that time, Congress role was not like RSS or BJP but Quaid was a visionary leader, he had seen the future face of Hindu fundamentalists in the form of RSS and it was known to him that its upcoming leaders would try to assert themselves on Muslims.

The creation of an independent Muslim state was set as their ultimate goal and now the freedom of Pakistan is a great blessing for all of us.

In present circumstances, our enemies like India, Israel etc have challenged us on different fronts like security, economy, media, culture etc and try to create a sense of terror, confusion and hopelessness.

India is engaged in a massive campaign of ‘fifth-generation warfare’ to obstruct Pakistan’s road to prosperity.

Growing level of intolerance in India towards Muslims is a proof that the Two-Nation Theory is correct. It is obvious that the theory is key to Pakistan’s national identity.

Islam is the principal bond between its ethnically diverse inhabitants. India’s Hindutva ideology is a threat to region’s security.

Hindutva, considered to be an “unfinished business of Partition” happens to be the principal driver of BJP’s manifesto and is the core ideology of the RSS.

In order to repel and thwart Modi’s designs, the cordial relations between civil-military leadership and other institutions of state are very important for the development and the prosperity of the country.

Parliamentary democracy, constitution and ideology of Pakistan is our real strength.

Every Pakistani must remember one thing while countering our enemies that Pakistan was created with immense human sacrifices.

The conclusion for every nefarious design against our beloved country is hidden in our Quiod’s quote, “There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan”.

Every Pakistani visualises a Pakistan which ‘may prosper and attain its rightful and honoured place amongst the nations of the world and make full contribution towards internal/external peace, progress and happiness of humanity’.

—The Islamabad-based writer is an academic researcher & media analyst.