Need for adhering to principles, teachings of Quaid-e-Azam stressed

LAHORE   –  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Waleed Iqbal on Saturday stressed the need for utilising the ideas and teachings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for ensuring self-accountability.

Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the 145th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, he emphasised comprehension of the context of the Pakistan Resolution, Allahabad Address and Letters of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal to the Father of the Nation.

Waleed said that Allama Iqbal in the last part of his Allahabad Address mentioned about the lack of leadership which the Muslims of sub-continent had been facing.

He said that Allama Iqbal in his letters to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had mentioned, “Jinnah you are the only person who can lead Muslims.”

The senator said: “People asked Allama Iqbal about the reason for saying those words for Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. ‘Because Jinnah is honest and un-purchasable’ was his answer.”

Earlier, a cake was also cut to mark the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation.

Brig (r) Waheeduz Zaman, Director Iqbal Academy Dr Baseera Abreen, Awain-e-Iqbal Complex Administrator Anjum Waheed, Senior Journalist Sajjad Mir, Ulas Ertas Director Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre also spoke on the occasion.

Later, dua was offered for peace, progress and prosperity of the country.

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