Her Majesty’s government announced, in publication notes on June 3, 1947, that two states – India and Pakistan will be independent on August 15. 

However, Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, who was nominated as first Governor-General of India, visited Pakistan a day before Independence on August 14 to address what would soon be the National Assembly of the independent state of Pakistan. Interestingly, Pakistan came into being at same time with India at 00:00 hours that midnight. 

Likewise, Governor-General Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Prime Minister Liaqat Ali khan were elected on August 15. At the same day, Quaid-e-Azam stated a message to the nation that 15 August is the day of independence day of Pakistan. 

“My guiding principle will be justice and complete impartiality, and I am sure that with your support and cooperation, I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest nations of the world”, said Quaid-e-Azam in historical address to the Constituent Assembly. Such lines really categorically show the real enthusiasm, love and affection towards the country. 

However, Quaid wanted a nation, where every individual could get opportunities to live peacefully and where justice, equality and fair always prevail. But, such aspirants were buried. Nobody from civil and military government has fulfilled his dreams after his death. The powerful elite has undoubtedly robbed the nation of its wealth and resources. 

WAJAHAT ABRO,  

Shikarpur, August 12.