LAHORE - Speakers at the 6th three-day Nazaria-i-Pakistan Conference (NPC) stressed the need for stepping up effort make Pakistan as dreamt by Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
The need is to avoid religio-political differences for bright future of this country; they held while adding that foreign involvement in Afghanistan has led to bloodshed in the country. The NPT Chief Dr Majid Nizami presided over NPC second day session while General (r) Hameed Gul was the chief guest on occasion.
Hameed Gul said that two nation theory provided the basis for division between Hindus and Muslims. Citing the Objections Resolution, he said that purpose of the new country was to implement laws of Quran and Sunnah. Defending Pakistan’s strategy during the cold war, he said the Soviet system was against our system, so they opposed it.
He said that Yehya Khan was responsible for all tragic incidences besides Bhutto and Mujeeb. Taliban, the creation of the US, kill innocent people in the country. He said the US would meet the same fate as the USSR. He said the US would never like dialogue with the Taliban. He said instead of the Islamic system, the man made system given by Karl Marx and Adam Smith was being promoted. He rejected the western democracy that was multi-faceted.
Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal said that women were the character maker of the new generation. “Educated mothers would generate an educated nation”, she added.
Prof Ataur Rehman lauded the role of Dr Majid Nizami for disseminating the two nation theory. He criticised the Bangladeshi government’s policy to punish the supporters of the United Pakistan. He threw light on the role of East Pakistani people in the Pakistan Movement.
Begum Mehnaz Rafi highlighted the role of women lead by Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in the Pakistan Movement. She said that Islam was also proponent of women rights in the society. NPF Multan president Hameed Raza Siddiqui, NPF Peshawar president Malik Liaqat Ali Tabassam and NPF RY Khan President Rana Iftikhar Rasool Khan also spoke on the occasion.
The NPT Secretary Shahid Rasheed welcomed participants saying that the trust under the leadership of Dr Majid Nizami had been striving hard.
Dr Majid Nizami presented shields to the guests Hameed Gul, Prof Ataur Rehman, Begum Surayya Khursheed, Rana Muhammad Arshad, Dr Hameed Raza Siddiqui, Liaqat Ali Tabassum, Rana Ifitikar Rasool Khan, Engr Mumtaz Khan and Shaikh Khalid Hussain on the occasion.
Mian Farooq Altaf, Justice (r)Munir Mughal, Begum Surayya KH Khursheed, Asr Chohan, Dr MA Sufi, parliamentary secretary Rana Muhammad Arshad, and people from all walks of life attended the sitting. In the sixth session, Dr Majid Nizami’s lifelong services for the motherland were lauded. These ideas were expressed by speakers at the 6th annual 3-day Nazaria-i-Pakistan Conference held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan, Lahore under the aegis of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust. The theme was: Bestow upon the young such refinement and wisdom that the old consider it an honour to learn from them.
Those who attended the session included Pakistan Movement Workers Trust Chairman Col (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice Chairperson and MNA Begum Majida Wyne, Provincial parliamentary Secretary Rana Muhammad Arshad, Pakistan Movement Worker Col (r) Salim Malik, Maulana Muhammad Shafi Josh, Shehzad Khan, MSF workers and office-bearers and a large number of people from different walks of life.
Col (r) Amjad Hussain Syed observed that Dr Majid Nizami personified all traits of Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s character. The latter used to make observation with pride that it was he who had chosen Barrister Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the leader of the Indian Muslims.
The Quaid-i-Azam snubbed the person who termed him the Emperor of Pakistan. He said that he like to be dubbed as one who took pride in serving the Indian Muslims.
Col (r) Jamshed Ahmad Tareen observed that the Quaid-i-Azam made more speeches from the platform of the MSF than he did from that of the Muslim League. He took great delight in the company of young men. He narrated the incident when Allama Mashriqi was trashed by the young students of the Islamia College, Lahore for making an untimely call for prayers in order to disrupt the Quaid-i-Azam’s meeting.
Col (r) Salim Malik said that the Muslims were in a poor economic plight before establishment of Pakistan. They were discriminated against and denied their rightful quota in the government service.
Rana Muhammad Arshad observed that it was the martyrdom of MSF worker Muhammad Malik that revitalised Pakistan Movement. Ghulam Haider Wyne re-organised the MSF and the Muslim League. “Now Dr Majid Nizami is busy in the task of imparting ideological education and training to the new generation of Pakistan”. He exhorted the young generation to strive for the transformation of Pakistan into an Islamic, welfare and democratic state.
At the end of the event, Nazaria-i-Pakistan Secretary Shahid Rashid presented souvenir shields to Col (r) Amjad Hussain, Bugum Majida Wyne and Col(r) Salim Malik.