LAHORE - We could not follow the roadmap the founder of the nation set for us and faced countless hardships on all the borders. Only education system can prosper the social fabric that unluckily became basis for societal division.
These were the views Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar expressed while addressing a special ceremony at Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on Friday.
He lauded The Nation Editor-in-Chief Majid Nizami for his lifelong struggle for freedom of information and dissemination of Two-Nation Theory.
Besides paying tributes to the veteran journalist-cum-editor, Sarwar said Majid Nizami was not an individual in the field of journalism, rather, he represented a golden era, during which he strived hard to protect ideological borders of the country.
Under the moral code set by Majid Nizami for the media, the governor prayed that Nawa-i-Waqt Group would continue working for the cause of Islam, democracy and raise voice for the needy sections of the society. The governor said the role played by the veteran journalist for the dissemination of the Two-Nation Theory would be remembered forever. He also thanked the Trust administration on inviting him.
Ch Sarwar said the need was to renovate the educational system that had been developing a society based on class distinction. He said that the Punjab government wanted a uniform education system across the province that would ensure 100 per cent literacy rate. Had we followed the Two-Nation ideology we would have make Pakistan a fort.
Talking about Kashmir issue, he said that it was a disputed area and must be resolved according to the UN resolutions that could lead to normality between the two neighboring states.
He also donated Rs 500,000 from his pocket for the construction of Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam. He said that he would request the business community as well to take part in the under construction Aiwan that would be an Ideological University in future and a minaret of light for the youth.
Dr Majid Nizami welcomed the governor at the Aiwan and said that former Chief Minister Ghulam Haider Wyne helped construct this trust. He paid a tribute to the founder of Pakistan, saying by dint of his will power, Quaid-e-Azam managed to score a brilliant victory over his indomitable adversaries – the Hindus and the British. Similarly, he added, taking a lesson from our great heroes and demonstrating perseverance, the present-day political leaders could lead the country towards growth and progress.
Nizami said that despite the UN resolutions presented a peaceful solution to Kashmir dispute, but how the UN could force India to act upon those resolutions, he held, arguing America, Israel and India are united to harm Muslims everywhere and UNO worked under the US influence.
He urged the governor to scarify his services to make the country as wished by our forefathers. NPT Vice-Chairman Prof Rafique Ahmad said Ghulam Haider Wyne had laid the foundation stone of the NPT that had become a university now and thousands of students become beneficiary of its awareness programme. He said the Trust activities were multidimensional.
The sitting was attended by Dr Rafique Ahmad, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Pir Ejaz Hashmi Justice Nasira Javed Iqbal, Dr Ajmal Niazi, Dr Parveen Khan, Col (r) Ikramullah, Begum Safia Ishaq, Engr Tufail Malik, Zulfiqar Rahat, Dr Yaqub Zia, NPT Secretary Shahid Rasheed and others. Students from different institutions and a large number of people from all departments of life also attended the sitting.
Col (r) Ikramullah also donated Rs 100,000 for the construction of Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam. Shahid Rasheed welcomed the guests on the occasion.