KARACHI - Mayor Wasim Akhtar said Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave the message of hope, courage and self confidence to the nation therefore we need to follow his sayings faith, unity and discipline.

“We can only get progress in our country if we show the unity, solidarity and harmony among us. Like developed nations we also have to forget all our differences and make one nation”.

He expressed these views in a program held in the Safari Park on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

A cake was also cut on this occasion and the family members of Quaid-e-Azam presented a model of the Mazar-e-quaid to Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar.

Mayor Karachi gave documents of the 120sq yds residential plot to Aslam Jinnah and Khursheed Begum the family members of Quaid-e-Azam on behalf of the local organisation.

The programme was attended by the Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Zahid Mansoori, DMC East Chairman Moeed Anwer, Iqbal Muqaddam, Arif Khan Advocate, Sabheen Ghori and others.

The mayor also talked to the young students who participated in this programme from other cities of the country and welcomed them. He said our youth are our valued asset and they must focus their education especially modern technology so we can compete with the nations of the world and go ahead in the journey of progress.

He said we also have to forget our past and make this resolve that we would not repeat the mistakes made in the past but will learn from such experiences.

He said we also have to play our role in the progress and development of our city.

People in good number attended this programme in which local artists performed and presented tribute to the founder of the country. Mayor Karachi said he will continue to work for betterment of the city we are one nation and we have great responsibility on our shoulders.

On the other side, Wasim Akhtar on the eve of Christmas went to the saint Patrick church in Karachi and met with the Bishop Joseph Coutts and wished him on the hold occasion. He was with the parliamentary leader in city council Aslam Afridi, Khalid Sultan, Qaiser Imtiaz, Nasir Taimuri, Suzan Thomson, and other elected representatives on this occasion. Mayor Karachi was welcomed at the church by father Saleh Diego, perish father Mario Rodriguez besides Bishop Joseph Coutts.

Mayor Karachi said minorities in our country have equal role in the progress and development of the country. Pakistanis have now to become one nation by forgetting the political and religious differences.

He said all citizens have equal rights in Pakistan and by celebrating the happy occasions of each other we in fact make our unity, harmony and love even more stronger.

He said we all are with you in your happiness and w have to take all on board and the mayor office was also following this policy.

Bishop Josef thanked Mayor Karachi for providing land for Christian cemetery and said Mayor Karachi has given a good message by attending to the auspicious moments of the Christian community in; Karachi.

He said 54 schools, hospitals and welfare organizations are presently serving the people in Karachi without any discrimination.