Lahore—Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that the Punjab Government has decided to celebrate the “Pakistan Day” with all the enthusiasm and fervour that it warrants. An exhibition of pictures and books relating to Pakistan has also been arranged at the Al-Hamra Arts Council which will last for a week.
He stressed the need for following the Quaid-i-Azam’s dictum “unity, faith and discipline.” Young students, he said, were the trailblazers who paved the way for the uphill task of the establishment of Pakistan.
He exhorted the young students to increase their knowledge about the ideology of Pakistan and the achievement of the Pakistan Movement workers and leaders, who sacrifice their all during their unprecedented struggle for an independent homeland of their own. Now, we can lead our dear homeland to a position of honour and prestige by ensuring self-accountability and merit.
He expressed these views in his address at a special ceremony held at the commencement of the “Pakistan Day Celebrations” jointly organized by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan. The first of a series of special lectures to be delivered up to March 23 was entitled “The Objective of the Lahore Resolution – the Establishment of a Modern, Islamic, Democratic and Welfare State.”
The speakers included the former President of Pakistan Rafique Ahmed Tarar, the former Lahore High Court Bar President Sahibzada Syed Kaleem Ahmad Khursheed and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Secretary Shahid Rasheed, who also conducted the proceedings. The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairman Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Col (R) Ikram Ullah Khan, Maualana Muhammad Shafi Josh. A large number of students and teachers attended the lecture.