LAHORE – The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) organised on Saturday a speech contest in connection with the death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam on the topic of ‘We are a Nation – Provincialism is a Curse like Sectarianism’ at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan Tehreek-i-Pakistan.

NPT Vice Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, teachers and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Walid Iqbal Advocate presided over the sitting and said the Quaid-e-Azam abhorred provincialism and sectarianism. He rejected any division of Punjab on ethnic basis and said this would disintegrate the country.

Iqbal further said the establishment of new provinces should be done only on administrative basis. Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad said the Quaid loved the youth. He also rejected that the Quaid was a secular-minded person.

As per the competition results, Aqsa Kayani stood first while Asma Shafique second and Bisma Majid, third.

Naurin Kausar, Qandil Kamil, Asma Yaqoob, Hina Rehman, Aroosa Ejaz and Ana Arif got special prizes.

Among boy students, Muhammad Atif Salim stood first, Muhammad Mujahid second and Abdul Rasheed third; while Muhammad Azim Haider, Farzad Qamar and Malik Salman Aslam got the special prizes. The winners will be awarded prizes on September 29 at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan Tehreek-i-Pakistan.

Also, the students of Faizan-i-Madina Girls High School Chungi Amr Sidhu on Saturday visited the Aiwan-i-Karkunan Tehreek-i-Pakistan to attend the NPT’s Aaghi programme. They also watched the Pakistan Movement Gallery on the occasion.

Moreover, mobile ideological units led by their coordinators visited Modern College for Women, Walton Road; Government Arif Higher Secondary School, Mustafabad; Government Saint Qadir Primary School, Mustafabad; Government Girls High School, Arayan; Hussain Model High School, Shahdara; and Government Bashir Model School, Rana Town.

The institution heads presided over the ceremonies in their institutions. In their lectures, they lauded the NPT’s role in disseminating the Two Nation Theory among the youth.