ISLAMABAD - Quaid-e-Azam, the great leader sacrificed his life for the nation and every Pakistani owes Quaid his lifetime, the speakers at a seminar observed here on Wednesday. The seminar was organised by Sir Syed Memorial Society (SSMS), in connection with Quaid-e-Azam Day. The speakers paid profound gratitude to the founder of the nation during the event. Speaking on the occasion, prominent scholar Dr. Alia Imam said the great leaders like Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah come only once in the entire history of the nations. "He was not only a great leader but a famous lawyer, prolific writer, deep intellectual and a towering personality. He was the one and only of his kind," she observed. Showering homage to the great leader, Alia narrated a comprehensive account of Pakistan movement and elaborated on the efforts of Quaid-e-Aazm, Allama Iqbal and other great leaders, to undo the malicious designs of Congress leaders. "Thanks a zillion times to our great leaders for today we breath in an independent territory called Pakistan," she added. Professor Dr. Abdul Jabbar Shakir said our great leader had given us a beautiful gift in the form of Pakistan. Now, it's our duty to live up to the expectations of our great Quaid to materialise his dreams, he maintained adding, those great makers of Pakistan have done much more than they had to, the rest remains with us. Iqbal Shafi, President Sir Syed Memorial Society, while expressing reverence for Quaid-e-Azam, said that the SSMS had organised the seminar in order to recall the worthy achievements of Quaid. Speaking his mind on a sentimental note, Iqbal said Quaid-eAzam worked untiringly for days and nights, even after Independence, for the sake of Pakistanis. His minimised sleep, reduced appetite coupled with weak health, made him an easy fall to serious ailments like tuberculosis and he eventually left for hereafter. "He worked so selflessly for us, for you and for me. Could we ever pay him back? I think we couldn't," stated an emotional Iqbal. Iqbal went on saying that currently the country has been landed in grim crises owing to malgovernance, corruption and rule of nepotism. This is not the Pakistan, which our beloved Quaid dreamt of. We have to mend our fences if we want to move ahead. The government must wake up to the miseries of common masses, he emphasised. Citing an example of the greatness of Quaid-e-Azam, Iqbal quoted the words of Lord Mount Baton, who had said, "Had I knew about Quaid-e-Azam's early demise, I would postpone the partition plan."