LAHORE - The Nation Editor-in- Chief and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Dr Majid Nizami has stressed the need for early completion of operation against militants in North Waziristan Agency. He was addressing the 14th meeting of the NPT Board of Governors at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on Monday.
The Board of Governors including former president Rafique Tarar, NPT vice chairman Prof Rafique Ahmad, Syed Ghous Ali Shah, former chief justice Mian Mahboob, Col (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen, Ch Naeem Hussain Chattha, Trust’s Chief Coordinator Mian Farooq Altaf, Waleed Iqbal Advocate, Lt Gen (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Begum Mehnaz Rafi and Trust’s Secretary Shahid Rasheed.
Majid Nizami further said that every citizen should play its part to transform Pakistan into a modern Islamic, welfare and democratic state. He reiterated the Two-Nation Theory is the basis of Pakistan.
Dr Rafique Ahmad presented the performance report of the trust from April 16 to June 14, 2014. He termed the trust a unique institution that was engaged in making the youth believe in themselves and their homeland.
Former Sindh chief minister Syed Ghous Ali Shah remarked that the trust is surely a national institution encompassing every nook and corner of Pakistan. He proposed that the next session of the Board of Governors be held in Sindh. Chief Justice (r) MianMahboob said the NPT was showing wonderful performance in the achievement of its aims and objectives. Col (r) Jamshaid Tareen called upon the government to provide the trust with the requisite means to bring to completion the Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam.
Ch Naeem Chattha suggested that the chambers of commerce and industries all over the country could possibly come to the assistance of the trust in its great and noble task of the construction of Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam. Shahid Rasheed said that the trust was focusing on the youth and imparting ideological education and training to them.
Several resolutions were moved and unanimously approved by the members of Board of Governors.
One of the resolutions embodied a tribute to NPT Chairman Dr Majid Nizami for his outstanding national, Islamic and journalistic services. He dedicated his life to the propagation and dissemination of the Ideology of Pakistan and the two-nation theory. His personality is a source of courage and determination for those who are engaged in the struggle for transforming Pakistan into a modern Islamic, democratic and welfare state, it added.
In another resolution, the participants condemned the recent terrorist attack on Karachi Airport. They paid tribute to the martyred security officials and expressed their solidarity with the bereaved families.
In another resolution, the government’s move to start “Zarb-i-Azb” in North Waziristan was warmly welcomed. It was observed that to annihilate the elements engaged in anti-state activities using state power was imperative. No stone should be left unturned to make this operation fruitful, the participants opined.
Another resolution condemned the enraged persons’ attack on the camp of the besieged Pakistanis and burning ten of them alive, including women and children. The participants demanded of the government to take notice of the matter.
Acclaiming the federal government’s decision to make the chanting of the national anthem compulsory in official functions, the participants demanded that the government should make the reciting of “Kalam-i-Iqbal” along with the national anthem compulsory in all the government and public educational institutions.
One of the resolutions demanded that the government must come up with comprehensive planning for preserving the natural environment and conserving the wildlife of Pakistan and for ensuring sustainable progress. In another resolution, a deep concern was express about the widening of sectarian differences by the anti-state elements and the nation was appealed to maintain complete unity and sectarian harmony among their ranks. The participants demanded that the government to start building the much-delayed Kalabagh Dam and bring to completion the other power-producing projects, too.
In another resolution it was recalled that the Quaid-i-Azam had termed Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan politically and militarily.
Another resolution demanded the inclusion of the ideology of Pakistan in the curriculum prepared anew on every level so that our upcoming generations may be acquainted with the rationale of our dear homeland.
The participants demanded in yet another resolution that the government to adopt an independent foreign policy going special importance to relations with China and the Islamic countries.
The government was called upon to evolve a code of conduct for media and get it strictly implemented. Pemra was called upon to ensure a complete ban on the broadcasts of the Indian TV channels.