LAHORE - The Nation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami Saturday said that the Two Nation Theory led to the creation of Pakistan and the new generation must be informed this fact.
Presiding over a sitting on “The Journey to Creation of Pakistan from 1857 War”, at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan, he said the sacrifices made by the Muslims in the Pakistan movement were countless. He said that the vision of Allama Iqbal was the materialized by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He said that this city of Lahore passed Pakistan Resolution in 1940. He called for unity to get rid of problems plaguing the country.
“We must be above of being a Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi or Pathan rather be a Pakistani.” NPT Secretary Shahid Rasheed, provincial parliamentary secretary Rana Muhammad Arshad, grandson of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Syed Asadullah and people from different walks of life atteneded the sitting.
NPT Vice Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad said that the episode of freedom for Muslims of India, which culminated in their political awakening and resulting in the birth of Pakistan, was initiated in 1857.
He said that the British knew it very well that the Muslims were the real threat to their regime. He said that Muslims were born to remain free forever.
Dr Munawar Sabir, Prof Musarrat Kalanchwi, Prof Tahira Anjum and Prof Dr Parveen Khan also spoke on the occasion. They said that the Hindus had participated in the 1857 struggle, alongside the Muslims but they subsequently joined hands with the British. The wrath of the rulers was entirely on the Muslims. The rulers took stern action against the Mu slims. The properties of the innumerable Muslims were confiscated and harsh treatment was meted out to them.
The doors of army and many important institutions were slammed in their face. They were expelled from all the important Government departments. They highlighted events from history that led to Muslims slavery and the events like War of Independence that led to freedom of the subcontinent from foreign clutches.