THE Nazria-e-Pakistan Workers Trust held a three-day conference on the Ideology of Pakistan. This, the second such conference, provided an opportunity not just for the wide range of national leaders and workers to put forward their views on the ideology of Pakistan, but also on various issues of general interest. The need to present the ideology of Pakistan to the nation has become all the more necessary, and thus all the more a requirement of the era, now that the government is not paying it sufficient attention. The ideology of Pakistan, and the concomitant commitment to the pronouncements of the Founding Fathers, the Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal, cannot be stressed too much, and thus by holding this conference, the Trust is not just carrying out its function, but also doing a service to the entire community. Among the many luminaries who addressed the conference were Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, AJK President Raja Zulqarnain and Punjab Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman. Mian Shahbaz addressed the conference on Thursday, the first day of the conference, and said among other things that the orders of the courts had to be obeyed. This was his way of giving a warning of the coming storm, which was revealed to all just two days later, in the shape of Saturdays events. Though by no means intended that way, the conference turned out to be the precursor, a warning in hidden words, of the presidential actions which were responded to by the Supreme Court. Such a conference acts as a timely reminder to the nation of its moorings. Another feature of the conference was the emphasis placed on support for Kashmir. This is extremely significant at a time when Pakistan is heading into dialogue with India on terms neither has decided, and goes to show that the Pakistani people are firmly behind the Kashmiris in their struggle against illegal Indian occupation, and their desire to exercise their right of self-determination. Other national organisations must come forward and emulate this example.