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Metro Matters by Manzar Naqvi 02-01-2024

KEC & Sajjad’s Australian Concepts celebrate Quaid’s birth anniversary

The Karachi Editors Club (KEC), in collaboration with Sajjad’s Australian Concept Infertility IVF & Genetic and Raja Anis, the esteemed host of Metro TV Karachi’s ‘Bila Takaluf’ Program, orchestrated a remarkable event to commemorate the 147th birth anniversary of the founding father of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Sunday, December 25, 2023.
The event dedicated itself to honoring the legacy of this visionary leader, serving as the focal point for renowned personalities and influential members of the city’s elite who came together to pay tribute to the ideals and contributions of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Barrister Shahida Jamil, an accomplished granddaughter of the revered Shaheed Hussain Suhrawardi and former Federal Minister for Law and Justice in the Government of Pakistan, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Her presence added a profound dimension to the celebrations, symbolizing the enduring spirit of justice and dedication to the principles upheld by Quaid-i-Azam. The event underscored the significance of preserving and promoting the values that the founder of Pakistan stood for, fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose among the attendees.

In her poignant Chief Guest address, Barrister Shahida Jamil paid a heartfelt tribute to the enduring legacy of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, eloquently underscoring the fundamental principles of Faith, Unity, and Discipline that the Father of the Nation imparted. She lamented the nation’s deviation from these cardinal rules over time, resulting in formidable contemporary challenges. Barrister Shahida Jamil passionately argued that a collective return to the principles of Faith, Unity, and Discipline was a key to overcoming these challenges, envisioning a brighter and more prosperous future for Pakistan.
Shahida asserted that, even in the aftermath of the Fall of Dhaka, the Two-Nation Theory persists due to the unaltered state of the borders between India and Bangladesh. She pointed out that the absence of any significant changes along these borders underscores the enduring relevance of the original partition ideology, which envisioned separate nations for Hindus and Muslims.
According to Shahida, the continued stability of the geographic demarcation between India and Bangladesh serves as a tangible representation of the lasting impact of the Two-Nation Theory. Despite historical events, she maintained that the unchanged nature of the borders reinforces the notion of distinct identities and separate national entities, further solidifying the theory’s enduring influence over time.
Amir Sajjad, the CEO of Australian Concept and the host of the ceremony, delivered a compelling welcome address, emphasizing the detrimental consequences of deviating from the founder’s teachings and attributing it to the nation’s decline. He urged the audience to engage in self-reflection, asserting that rectifying mistakes could only be achieved through the steadfast implementation of the founder’s teachings.
In a passionate call for national unity, Sajjad advocated transcending divisions based on caste and sect, urging everyone to embrace a collective identity as Pakistanis first. He lamented the proliferation of flags representing different political parties, overshadowing the unity symbolized by the national flag’s two colors.
Mubasher Mir, the President of the Karachi Editors Club, echoed the sentiment of national responsibility by emphasizing Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s belief in Press freedom. He highlighted the media’s role as the eyes, ears, and tongue of the nation, emphasizing the weighty responsibility borne by a Free Press.
Raja Anis, the ceremony’s host, speculated on Pakistan’s potential as a superpower if Quaid-i-Azam were alive today.
Several distinguished individuals, including Brig (Retd) Tariq Khalil, Agha Masood, Col (Retd) Mukhtar Butt, Aleena Ali, and Manzar Naqvi (myself), addressed the gathering, contributing their perspectives to the commemoration.
The Chief Guest, Barrister Shahida Jameel, took center stage to present shields and certificates to notable figures such as Amir Sajjad, Agha Masood Hussain, Khursheed Hyder, Muniba Gul, Ahmed Khan Malik, Javed Malik, Z.H. Khurram, Iqbal Jamil, Naeemuddin, Dr. Shahida Wazarat, Kazi Sajjad, Fizza Shakil, Kafeel Hussain, Haseena Jatoi, Nadim Jafri, Nasim Bukhari, Aleena Ali, and others, acknowledging their commendable efforts in upholding the legacy of the Quaid-i-Azam.
In a reciprocal gesture, Amir Sajjad presented a shield to Barrister Shahida Jameel.
The ceremony reached its culmination with the symbolic cutting of a cake in honor of Quaid-i-Azam’s anniversary, accompanied by heartfelt praises and expressions of admiration for the revered leader.
The event stood as a testament to the collective commitment to preserving and perpetuating the principles laid down by the Founder of the Nation.