Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani inaugurated the Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam of Johar Town on Saturday, the ceremony to mark it being held under the aegis of the Nazria-I-Pakistan Trust. In his speech, he said that the purpose of giving the name was once again to renew our commitment to the ideals taught by the Quaid-i-Azam, who wanted Pakistan to be an Islamic welfare state, and who did not just obtain it as another piece of land, but as a place where the Muslims of the subcontinent could live their lives according to their beliefs, free from the domination, of others. The Prime Minister seemed to be guilty of the very crime he decried, of paying lip-service to the Quaid-i-Azam, who would certainly not have approved of the present subordination to the US in its war against the Muslims, which it has named the war on terror, and under the guise of which it has attacked the Muslim lands of Afghanistan and Iraq. The Quaid wanted his ideals to provide a guideline for the Muslims of the subcontinent, not just his name to be used on inaugurations. It is not enough to make noises, but it is necessary to do what is needed to make sure that these ideals are made a reality. At this stage, it is not enough for everyone, including the Prime Minister, to follow the Quaids own injunction to work, work and work rather than depend on foreign help and so-called aid, and by following his ideals of independence by breaking off all unequal alliances, particularly the one with the USA, which has Pakistan being cast as a villain unless it 'does more. The Quaid did not have a separate homeland for the Muslims created so that American forces could violate its sovereignty at will, as they have been doing. The Prime Minister must adjust the policies of his government to accord with the Quaids ideals, which still have meaning and relevance so many years after he passed away. Otherwise, naming avenues after the Quaid, even if in a housing scheme named after another stalwart of the independence movement, Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar, will not be very relevant. If his policies are not followed and his motives not understood, his name must not be misused, especially not to cover the desecration of the land he created.