LAHORE – Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has said the trust has been imparting knowledge about the Two-Nation Theory to the youth.

Flanked by the Pakistan Movement workers, Majid Nizami hoisted the national flag at the Aiwan. Special prayers were offered for national solidarity and the participants took oath to protect the Ideology of Pakistan, transform the country as envisaged by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

The NPT chairman said: “It is a pity that even though mischievous elements in India do no so much as recognise Pakistan, some of their sympathisers in Pakistan are involved in pushing for one-sided reconciliation.”

He asserted that the dismal situation in the country would not change until the people waged a struggle to make Pakistan that which was envisaged by Jinnah and Iqbal.

“The first martyr of Pakistan Movement, Abdul Malik, breathed his last on my lap outside MAO College in a deadly attack by extremist Hindus on peaceful rally,” he recalled. “Muslims led a pathetic life before independence and owned a few shops in Anarkali and on The Mall.”  Now, he said, there were cars and motorcycles in porches of a number of houses and all this was due to Pakistan.

Although Pakistan came into being as a blessing of Allah Almighty, the rulers divided it in two parts, he regretted. “In Bangladesh, the daughter of Sheikh Mujeeb has been punishing the people who stood against bifurcation of Pakistan” he said.

About unrest in the country, Nizami said the nation has been paying the price of diverting from the Ideology of Pakistan. He said the NPT had conveyed the message to millions of students through its awareness programme. He said that Pakistan was the only nuclear power in the Muslim world and its nuclear programme was a deterrance to war.

He stressed that Dr AQ Khan should work on nuclear technology instead of wasting energy in politics.

Referring to the statement of nominated defence secretary of the US regarding Indian role in wave of terrorism in Pakistan, he said that it was encouraging that there were people who dared speak truth. However, he said, time would tell that he would keep his words or not after holding the office of US Defence Secretary.

NPT Vice Chairman Dr Rafique Ahmed informed about the objectives of the conference. He held that ideology was the basis of the country’s establishment and those who claimed Quaid-e-Azam had not used this work were doing propaganda.

He regretted that the ruling class was wasting country’s resources and had these resources been used on masses, Pakistan could have met revolution.

Pakistan Movement Workers’ Trust Chairman Colonel (r) Jamshed Ahmed Tareen made a welcome address and stressed the participants to step up efforts to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state. NPT Finance Secretary Mian Farooq Altaf thanked the participants.

In second session, Shahid Rasheed, the Secretary of the Trust, presented the performance report of the NPT.

NPT Forum Balochistan patron-in-chief Syed Faseeh Iqbal told the gathering about violence the province and pointed to plots to separate the province from the other parts of Pakistan. Students of different schools recited Kalam-e-Iqbal and a recoded speech of Quaid-e-Azam was also played on the occasion.  Lt-Gen (r) Abdul Qayum, Maj-Gen (r) Rahat Latif, MPA Rana Arshad, Naeem Hussain Chattah, Begum Safia, Mian Habibullah, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Dr MA Soofi, Qayum Nizami, Dr Parveen Khan and people from different walks of life participated in the flag hoisting ceremony.