Nation celebrates 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam today

08:36 AM | 25 Dec, 2017
Nation celebrates 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam today
ISLAMABAD - The nation is celebrating the 142nd birth anniversary of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with renewed commitment to work hard for realization of ideas he envisioned for Pakistan.

The day began with a 21-gun salute in the provincial capitals, while national flag hoisted atop all public buildings.

A change of command ceremony also held at mausoleum where cadets of Pakistan Military Academy (Kakul) assumed charge of ceremonial guards.

Major General Akhtar Nawaz Satti, commandant of PMA Kakul, who was chief guest, observed the parade at Mazar-e-Quaid.

However, Sindh governor, chief minister and other dignitaries will also visit the mausoleum later today.

PM's Message

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in his message said this day has a special significance for the whole nation because besides paying tributes to the great leader, it is a day to reiterate the resolve for reviving Quaid’s thoughts and move forward with his ideas, Radio Pakistan reported.

He said on this day, the nation should retrospect how much we have succeeded in achieving the highest objectives set by our great Quaid for which the state of Pakistan was create.

ISPR's New Song

ISPR releases new song to pay tribute to Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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The video features photo of Arifa Karim, Pakistan’s computer prodigy, who died at a very young age. Besides Arifa, the video shows Tahira Qazi, a teacher at Army Public School Peshawar, who died in the attack on the institute on December 16, 2014.

The clip also shows photo of Moin Akhtar, a legend who had served the entertainment industry of Pakistan.

A number of other events have been planned both at official and civil society levels to highlight life, achievements and different aspects of the personality of the Quaid.

The Radio Pakistan, PTV, and other private news channels will also broadcast special programmes, discussions, interviews and reports to highlight different phases of independence struggle and the leadership role of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.