LAHORE - Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that had Dr Qadeer and Dr Samar Mubarak not made country atomic power today the Quaid's Pakistan would have been engulfed by its enemies and the services of these scientists are commendable. He expressed these views while addressing Independence Day ceremony held here at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehreek-e-Pakistan under the aegis of Nazria-e-Pskistan Trust on Thursday. Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation and Chairman Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust, Majid Nizami, Vice Chairman NPT Professor Dr Rafique Ahmad, Justice (r) Ilyas, Afifa Mamdot, JA Zaman, Begum Surayya Khurshid, Amjad Hameed Dasti, MNA, Sakeena Shaheen, Col (r) Zahoor-ul-Haq and a good number of Tehreek-e-Pakistan activists and school children were present on the occasion. Chief Minister speaking on the occasion said Pakistan was achieved by rendering million of sacrifices to provide justice and rights to the people equally but it is unfortunate that the dream of our leaders could not be materialised and today injustice, malpractices, corruption, qabza group and plundering are rampant in the society. But, he maintained, govt is determined to introduce real democracy and provide justice to the people. He said previous rulers brought the country to the brink of disaster during last eight years and looted the national resources ruthlessly, he added. He said that instead of spending money on the welfare of the people, Chief Minister's Secretariat was built at a cost of Rs 1.5 billion. He further said every effort would be made for providing education to the young generation and urged the students to pledge that they would utilise all their energies for the development and prosperity of the country. Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation, Majid Nizami addressing on the occasion said that Mian Brothers were trying their best to solve the problems inherited from the ex-government but being them in abundance they could not solve them especially the flour crises so far. He was of the view that after the dream of an independent country by Allama Muhammad Iqbal, our leader Quaid-e-Azam snatched this piece of land from the Hindus and handed it over to us. He warned the Hindus were not happy over the formation of Pakistan from the day one as he wanted to form a great India and wanted to end the partition line. At the end of his speech, he thanked the chief minister over not only allocating a piece of land for Aiwan-e-Nazria-e-Pakistan but also promising for the construction of its building. Nizami said he had no other purpose but to prepare a generation having knowledge of ideology of Pakistan through this trust. Earlier he hoisted a national flag and later laid foundation stone of the project of Awain-e-Nazria-e-Pakistan along with the chief minister Punjab. Vice-Chairman NPT Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad speaking on the occasion said our faith is based on Two-nation theory and Islam whereas some people are trying to extend friendship towards India. He said Indian friendship could be well seen in Indian-held Kashmir where Indian army is oppressing innocent Kashmiri people and stopping people to go to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir by crossing the Line of Control. Regarding NPT Dr Rafique said its activities were enhancing day after day and Ideological Summer School is now being started from Karachi and Peshawar after having successful experiments in Lahore and Islamabad. Begum Afifa Mamdot said Pakistan came into being on the name of Kalma Tayyaba and we have to develop this country according to this Kalma. Begum Suriyya K H Khurshid said it was the day to remember those who sacrificed for this country. Amjad Hameed Dasti said Pakistani flag was hoisted in our homeland between 13 and 14 August 1947 at 12:00 midnight. Ghulam Nabi Lone said Despite Indian atrocities, the Kashmiris still wanted to join Pakistan, as they knew Kashmir is jugular vein of Pakistan. MPA Begum Sakeena Shaheen Khan said today is the day to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1947 and to condemn the killers of innocent children of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafza. Prof Dr Parveen Khan said the Hindus believed that India was only for them and the Muslims have no share in it but it was divided and Pakistan came into being as an independent and ideological state. Meanwhile, on the request of NPT Secretary Shahid Rashid, Allama Ahmad Ali Kasuri offered fateha for the departed souls of Kashmiri leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz along with other Kashmiri martyrs and those who were killed in the last night suicide bomb attack. Afterwards, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Majid Nizami and workers of Pakistan Movement laid foundation stone of Nazaria Pakistan building. On this occasion, special prayers were held for the prosperity and integrity of the country.