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Role of ‘Madar-e-Millat’ in Pakistan Movement lauded

August 04, 2017

Rawalpindi: ‘Madar-e-Millat’ Fatimah Jinnah not only played a leading role in Pakistan Movement by supporting her brother Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah but also played a pioneering role in the movement for revival of parliamentary democracy in Pakistan.

This was stated by the leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan, Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq in his presidential address at a Seminar organised by Quaid-e-Azam Thinker Forum of Anjuman Faizul Islam, Rawalpindi.

He said that the ideology of Pakistan should interrelated in the light of the sayings of the pioneers of Pakistan Movement to enable the young generation play due role in national integration. Earlier the President of Anjuman Faizul Islam Rawalpindi in his welcome address said that the Anjuman which had the unique honour of initiating its welfare activities at the behest of Quaid-e-Azam in 1943 has since been playing a purposeful role in national reconstruction and national integration by providing shelter, necessities of life and educational facilities to orphans and destitute children from all regions of Pakistan and by rehabilitating them in the society as useful citizens, practicing Muslims, patriotic Pakistanis and moderate human beings.

The speakers of the seminar paid rich tributes to Mader-e-Millat for her commitment to national cause and democratic system. Prof. Dr Riaz Ahmed, a research scholar and author of a number of books on the Quaid-e-Azam and Mader-e-Millat said the Mader-e-Millat accepted to become a presidential candidate only to lead the movement for revival of Parliamentary democracy in Pakistan.

Dr. Shoaib Malik, Chairman, Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Language, Islamabad, said that Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah is a role model for selfless service, integrity and commitment.

Dr. Noor Fatimah, Research Scholar, Department of International Relation, International Islamic University, Islamabad, said that Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah stands out as a beacon of light for devoting herself to organise welfare activities and efforts for empowerment of woman, in particular.

Prof. Syed Umer Hayat, Director, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, said that people should follow the footsteps of Madar-e-Millat by promoting democratic thinking and mutual understanding on the basis of equality and Islamic social justice.

The consensus of the seminar was that Pakistan came into existence as a results of united struggle of the Muslims of all regions of South Asian Sub-Continent under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the basis of a unique ideology. It was, therefore necessary to interpret this ideology in its true perspective, particularly in light of sayings of the Quaid-e-Azam and the solidarity and integration of Pakistan be maintained on its basis while planning to transform the country into an Islamic welfare state as envisaged by the pioneers of Pakistan Movement.