LAHORE - Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairman Rafique Tarar has said that only those who dedicate themselves to the selfless service of humanity achieve immortality through their noble and humanitarian deeds.

The saintly Chief Minister of Punjab Ghulam Haider Wyne will always remain alive in the public memory for his enormous services in the socio-political and educational fields, he added.

He expressed these views while delivering his presidential address at a special sitting held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on the 22nd death anniversary of the late Punjab Chief Minister Ghulam Haider Wyne.

The sitting was jointly organized by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust. Those who spoke on the occasion included guest of honour Khawaja Saad Rafique, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Chairperson Begum Majida Wyne, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairman Professor Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Chief Justice (r) Mian Mehboob Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam Zar, Naseeb Ullah Gardezi, Mian Ghulam Hussain Shahid, Rana Muhammad Arshad and Aziz Zafar Azad. Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Secretary Shahid Rasheed conducted the proceedings of the event.

Rafique Tarar observed that the deceased was a true solider of the Father of the Nation and a dedicated follower of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan who worked tirelessly for the promotion and advancement of the Muslim League till his martyrdom at the hands of feudal and aristocratic hooligans.

Coming from a lower middle class background, he miraculously managed to establish numerous institutions for public welfare, without even thinking of building himself a house for his personal use. May his soul rest in peace, prayed Rafique Tarar.

Kh Saad related his reminiscences of the deceased when he was being perfected as a political worker by him. He was all praise for the deceased’s honesty, truthfulness and mystical grace. The deceased rose from the local bodies politics to the high position of the Chief Minister of the largest province, the Punjab, but his way of living remained as simple as ever. He enjoyed little sleep and stayed up till 3am when he would allow us to go home, Saad Rafique said.

He cleared his city of hooliganism and got the leader of the gang eliminated at the cost of his own life, earning the title of “shaheed”. All the Muslim League literature was the product of his genius, said Saad Rafique.

Begum Majida Wyne exhorted the youth of the nation to acquire as much education and knowledge as possible, as her husband had dedicated himself to building as many educational institutions as he could.

Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad observed that the deceased gave a European look to his city Mian Chunnu by getting magnificent buildings, roads and educational institutions built. If we were gifted with a few more politicians like Wyne, Pakistan would have become a country with 100 per cent literacy rate, he said.

Chief Justice (r) Mian Mehboob Ahmad observed that feudalists and aristocrats cannot just see a man coming from lower middle class background rise to a high position. Our survival depends upon the uprooting this evil strain from our society, Mian Mehboob said.

President Youth Wing Muslim League Mian Ghulam Hussain Shahid emphasized the need for the political parties to impart the best kind of training to the party workers, which is the task that was so ably undertaken by the deceased.

Aslam Zar Advocate said that the deceased was averse to flattery and promoted talent. All the pamphlets and posters of the Muslim League were written and designed by him.

Sayyed Naseeb Ullah Gardezi observed that the deceased was the creator of the Muslim League manifesto. Dr. Majid Nizami got the credit of keeping the precious heritage of the deceased in good shape.

Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Culture said that he learnt a lot about the organization of Muslim Student Federation from the deceased.