LAHORE - The Nation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami presiding over the 4th annual session of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Forum (NPF) at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan Saturday. The veteran editor warned the incumbent government against having a soft corner for India. He said that the government must not suffer from any misunderstanding about newly-elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his views, Modi is the most dangerous prime minister ever elected.
NPT and Pakistan Movement Workers’ Trust (PMWT) jointly organised the session. Col (r) Dr Jamshaid Ahmad Tareen,, Begum Majida Wyne, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, SM Zafar, Ch Naeem Hussain Chatthah, Begum Bushra Rehman, Sahibzada Mian Waleed Ahmad Sharqpuri, Dr MA Sufi, Dr Parveen Khan, Khurshid Ahmad, Pir Ejaz Hashmi, Najeebullah Niazi, Mushtaq Virk, Muhammad Tufail Malik, Manzoor Hussain Khan and Dr Yaqoob Zia were also present. Shahid Rasheed, NPT Secretary, conducted the proceedings.
Dr Nizami emphasized the need for evoking the feelings of patriotism, courage and the passion to secure the geographical and ideological boundaries of homeland. He asked the gathering and patriotic Pakistanis to have an eye on elements who are enamoured with the idea of establishing links of friendship and trade with India by putting the Kashmir issue on back-burner. “The new generation should be equipped with the knowledge of the circumstances under which Pakistan was created. We should defend our independence at every cost.”
He thanked Allah for granting the members of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Forums the honour and privilege of gathering together for a great national cause once again. He remarked that the members’ commitment renewed and revived the pledge undertaken by the NPT to promote the ideology of Pakistan and transform it into a modern Islamic, welfare and democratic state exactly in accordance with the thoughts Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Dr Nizami was delighted to announce that the NPFs had been established in 38 districts so far. He paid tribute to the former Punjab CM Ghulam Haider Wyne observing that Wyne gave the nation the institutions like the NPT and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust.
He remarked that Allah had also bestowed the honour of building the Aiwan-i-Quaid-i-Azam upon the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, which is near completion and, by the end of the year the ideological activities will have started to take place there. The present government has provided funds for its construction, he said, adding Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has been particularly generous in this regard.
He further remarked that the NPT was implementing a comprehensive strategy to reawaken the zeal, zest and enthusiasm that characterized the Pakistan Movement and the emotion of patriotism among youth. The Trust has already conveyed the message of the ideology of Pakistan to approximately two hundred and eighty thousand (280,000) students, he said.
Dr Nizami also drew attention to the burning issue of Kashmir, saying the Quaid-i-Azam had termed Kashmir. He said that he was happy to hear Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif termed Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan in his address at the “Yaum-i-Shuhada”. “The Kashmiri Muslims are resisting Indian oppression and suppression on the basis of the two-nation theory.
The session was also addressed by Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Vice-Chairman of the NPT, Lt-Gen (r) Zulfiqar Ali Khan, Rana Ashfaq Rasool (Karachi), Asif Bhalli (Sialkot), Maulana Shafi Josh (Azad Kashmir) Imran Rasool Butt (Wazirabad), Ch. Qudrat Ali (Jehlum), Shahzada Muhammad Akbar (Chiniot) Mian Ali Hassan (Okara), Ghazala Shaheen (Mian Channu), Prof. Hameed Raza Siddiqui (Multan), Malik Liaquat Ali Tabassum (Peshawar), Sajid Pervaiz Bhatti (Gujranwala), Prof. Naeem Qasim & Aysha Masood (Rawalpindi), Muhammad Ameen Kamboh (Sheikhupura), Mian Shabbir Ahmad Hashmi (Qasur), Alhaaj Mian Abdul Kareem & Sheikh Bashir Ahmad (Faisalabad), Prof. Muhammad Akram Chishti (Hafizabad) Tariq Ali Khan Kakar (D.G. Khan), Pir Saeed Ahmad Chishti (Pakpattan), Rana Muhammad Arshad & Rai Rizwan Sultan Kharal (Nankana Sahib), Hafiz Masood Azher (Khanewal), Iffat Tahira Advocate (Lodhran), Waqas Ahmad Khan (Pattoki), Rana Iftikhan Rasool Khan (Rahimyar Khan) and Abdul Mujeeb Khan Advocate (Muzaffargarh).