ISLAMABAD - Lauding the efforts of Nawa-i-Waqt in the creation of Pakistan, the speakers at a seminar, 'Istehkaam-e-Pakistan aur Nawa-i-Waqt on Saturday said that the renowned journalist of the Subcontinent, Hameed Nizami was a true guard of the ideological boundaries of Pakistan. Addressing the seminar held in the memory of founding Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Nawa-i-Waqt, Hameed Nizami arranged by Nawa-i-Waqt, General (r) Hameed Gul said Nawa-i-Waqt was actually a 'Nawa-i-Pakistan (voice of Pakistan) and the efforts of this group for the country were unforgettable. I never met Hameed Nizami but if Majeed Nizami is a true copy of Hameed Nizami then one can understand what a great man he was, Gul said. Talking about the political situation in the country, he termed the Parliament a 'puppet body, which has nothing to do with the countrys affairs. He said that the Parliament could not resolve present issues and the time for self-correction had also passed. We will have to follow the Objective Resolution of 1940. The Government will have to implement Sharia (the sacred law of Islam) in the country. A Sharia, which is derived from the Holy Book not from brain of Sufi Muhammad or else, Hameed Gul said. Gul said that despite tall claims of the Government regarding rule of law, it was also seeking constitutional immunity for an individual. However, he said that the future of the country was bright but the people would have to work for the betterment of the country. He said for the purpose, the people need a group of media like Nawa-i-Waqt. Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister Azam Khan Swati praised the efforts of Hameed Nizami and incumbent Editor-in-Chief Majid Nizami, which they made to secure the ideological boundaries of the country. Talking about the corruption, the Minister said that the people would be on the roads against it and the dead bodies of the politicians would be found laying on Constitutional Avenue. Paying tribute to the renowned journalist, Hameed Nizami, former Jamaat-e-Islami Ammer Qazi Hussain Ahmad recalled his pastime when the writings of Hameed Nizami were a great source of inspiration for the students. Quoting Hameed Nizami, he said, The worst democracy in the world is better than the best dictatorship. Defining real democracy, he said that the representatives of the people must keep in touch with the people, who elected them. However, he added that the governments acted in accordance with their own wishes. Only ten percent people of the country want relations with US but the Government is determined to maintain these ties. It is true that we cannot fight against US but we can tell America that we cannot kill our own tribesmen for it, Qazi said. Criticising Secretary of States statement, he said that such statements could never be acceptable by a respected government but the incumbent Government was trying its best to make US happy. It has been said that Pakistan was not created in the name of Islam and Allama Iqbal had not played any role in this regard. The credit goes to Nawa-I-Waqt, which highly contributed in educating the people about the role of Allama Iqbal in the creation of Pakistan, he added. Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said the role of Nizami brothers in creation of Pakistan and securing its ideological boundaries was commendable. Criticising the Government for consulting IMF and World Bank over economic issues, he said that the Government also contacted with other countries but they refused to help due to corruption. General (Retd.) Qayyum said that the contribution of Hameed Nizami in writing history of the country was appreciable, as he was a true journalist. After Hameed Nizami, Majeed Nizami led it from the front to secure the ideology of the country, Qayyum said. On current situation of the country, he said that the poverty was increasing day by day and law and order situation was not satisfactory too. He said that the US, India and Israel wanted to deprive Pakistan of its nuclear power. Information Minister AJK, Sardar Farooq said that the solution of Kashmir issue was vital for Pakistans integrity. He alleged that the Government itself was damaging the Kashmir cause. Marvi Memon said that the country needed a strong opposition with a proper mechanism, which could lead the people on the roads. She criticised the Government for not implementing the courts verdict on NRO. MQM MNA, Dr Abdul Qadir Khanzada said that the efforts of Hameed Nizami were unforgettable and they would remain a part of history of Pakistan. Talking about the political and financial situation, he said that China, India and Malaysia, which came into being along with Pakistan, had achieved economic prosperity and Pakistan was still struggling hard to feed its own citizens. 98 percent people are deprived of their basic rights. 80 percent of the landlords are sitting in the Parliament and do not bother to make laws for the people, Khanzada said. Zafar Bakhtawari said Nizami brothers always united the people who love Pakistan and defeated those who tried to harm the ideology of the country. People are running movements to damage the ideology of the country. So the time has come to strengthen the Federation and we also welcome MQM in Punjab, Bakhtawari said. Former Adviser Tikka Khan also pointed out corruption in the country and said when he left the office of the Adviser, he was under debt of rupees one lakh. Earlier, Resident Editor Nawa-I-Waqt, Islamabad, Javaid Siddique welcomed the guests and paid tributes to the founding Chairman of Nawa-I-Waqt. He said the credit goes to Nawa-I-Waqt, which raised the water issue. A famous journalist Sharif Farooq and CDA official Ch Yaseen also addressed the seminar. A large number of students, politicians, teachers and people from other segments of the society participated in the seminar.