Speakers term ‘merit’ a single word to define Quaid-e-Azam’s struggle

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The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s struggle in creation of Pakistan can be defined in single word that is ‘merit’.

This was stated by the speakers at a seminar on ‘Founder of Pakistan’s Struggle and Fall of Dhaka’ organized by Punjab University Urdu Development and Translation Centre on Thursday.

They said that Quaid-e-Azam, raising the knowledge of merit in politics and society, taught the future generations that the development of nations was achieved only by observing merit.

Urdu Development and Translation Centre Director Prof Dr Zahid Munir Amir, senior journalist Mr Salman Ghani, Institute of Islamic Culture Lahore Director Prof Dr Syed Mazhar Moeen, Al-Azhar University, Cairo’s Urdu Department of Egypt Dr Sabah Ali Abdul Moez, faculty members, scholars and students from various departments were present on the occasion.

In his address, Dr Zahid Munir said that if Mr Jinnah had announced to declare Urdu as the national language of Pakistan, then it was a decision according to the national and linguistic requirements of the region, calling it as a motivation of “Fall of Dhaka”, was totally unscientific and contrary to facts.

Mr Ghani said that we should learn from incidents like the tragedy of East Pakistan and move forward.