On September 11, 1948, Quaid e Azam —founder of Pakistan and one of the few leaders to continue to fight for the nation—left the country in mourning.
We lost the man who gave us a free country where people of every caste, religion, and color were welcome one year after Pakistan\’s founding. About Quaid\’s legacy, there is so much to discuss and learn, and that is exactly what we shall do in this post.
Quaid’s Death Anniversary – Events Around Pakistan
Every year, various events are arranged in classrooms, colleges, institutions, and workplaces to commemorate the anniversary of our founding father\’s passing.
Numerous political, social, and cultural organizations also host lectures and gatherings to discuss the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah\’s character, life, and contributions.
Each year, Quaid\’s tomb in Karachi hosts \”Fateha\” and \”Quran Khawani.\”
Newspapers create special editions to emphasize his distinguished accomplishments and successful political career to raise awareness among the general public. Special programs are also broadcast on radio and television by these outlets.
His Early Life
Mahomed Ali Jinnahbhai was Jinnah\’s birth name, and he was born on December 25, 1876. He was born to his mother, Mithibai, in a rental apartment on the second floor of the Wazir Mansion, which is now in Sindh and is located close to Karachi.
His father, Jinnahbhai Poonja, was a merchant born in the village of Paneli in Gondal\’s princely state to a textile weavers family (Kathiawar, Gujarat).
Law and Politics
As the sole Muslim lawyer in Bombay, Jinnah started his profession there at 20.
As a lawyer, Jinnah became well-known for his lucid reasoning, extreme caution, and firmness in his statements. His most well-known case is the \”Caucus Case,\” which occurred in 1908. In 1904, Jinnah attended the Congress\’ 20th annual meeting in Bombay, which marked the start of his political career.
Quaid joined the All-India Muslim League in 1913 and rose to the position of its President in 1916 despite originally opposing the idea of separation (still a member of Congress at the time).
Except for his role in the Muslim League, he abandoned Congress and other political positions in 1920. Despite taking a brief political hiatus, he returned and continued to fight for the nation until its independence in 1947.
He was Pakistan\’s first governor-general, and despite his deteriorating health, he served the nation till the very end.
His Unforgettable Contributions
Quaid e Azam was a capable lawyer and a formidable leader who sought to lead Muslims in a way that served their best interests.
Though Gokhale had given him the title of \”the best ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity,\” and he had initially sought to bring about political unification between the two groups, he understood the importance of maintaining a separate nation for the two communities.
He launched a widespread campaign to warn Muslims about what would happen to them if they did not fight for freedom. He made the Muslim League a potent tool for uniting Muslims as a group and a nation.
The league passed a resolution known as the \”Lahore Resolution\” to establish a separate Muslim state on March 22 and 23, 1940, in Lahore.
The Congress Party initially mocked the concept of \”Pakistani,\” but the Muslims were enthralled by it.
Muslims and Hindus were kept together at the time because the British government was adamant about preserving the political unity of the Indian subcontinent.
Jinnah\’s abilities, perseverance, and stubbornness were the sole reasons why the Congress Party and the British government ultimately agreed to partition the subcontinent.
Because of his efforts and those of many other leaders who came before him and collaborated with him, Pakistan was created.
Quaid’s Vision for Pakistan and Our Role
Quaid envisioned a nation free from all forms of prejudice and hatred and advocated for unity, religion, and discipline as the keys to success. He advocated for minority rights and spoke about the freedom of religion.
It is now imperative that all Pakistanis recognize their significance in the world and unite to create Pakistan as it was always intended.
Our responsibility as Pakistanis is to improve ourselves and carry out our civic duty. We can all work together to make the lives of others easier, advance justice, education, and employment, and promote Pakistan internationally.
Although we are a developing country with a large youth population (63 percent), we can accomplish much if we work together.