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Presiding over a ceremony held to mark 113th birth anniversary of Muslim League former president, Majid Nizami has also stressed upon the people to collectively seek mercy of Almighty Allah for getting rid of the prevailing crises confronting Pakistan.
The NPT and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust (PMWT) jointly organised the sitting at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Wednesday. Former federal minister Sartaj Aziz was the chief guest on the occasion. NPT Vice-Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmed, PMWT Chairman Colonel (r) Jamshed Ahmed Tareen, Dr MA Soofi, Brigadier (r) Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Begum Mehnaz Rafi MPA Rana Arshad, Pir Ijaz Hashmi, Dr Parveen Khan, Syed Naseebullah Gardezi, Prof Muzaffar Mirza, Dr Yaqoob Zia, Shahid Rasheed, Rafaqat Riaz, teachers, students and people form different walks of life attended the sitting.
“He (Sardar Nishtar) had raised the flag of Muslim League in Frontier Province in presence of Sarhadi Gandhi (late Abdul Ghafar Khan). He was a true follower of Quaid-e-Azam, fine example of simplicity and a diehard Leaguer,” observed Majid Nizami. According to him, the country has been confronting with the same crises as late Nishtar had faced after the death of Quaid.
The need, he suggested, is to seek God’s favour for getting rid of the problems so that Pakistan could turn into a real Islamic welfare state.
Sartaj Aziz lauded contribution of Sardar Abdur Rab Nishatr in Pakistan and said the late leader stood at third position after Quaid and Liaqat Ali Khan.
He was a man of democratic ideas and never indulged himself in political controversies of that time, added the former minister. He suggested compiling the views and ideas of Sardar Nishtar in a comprehensive shape so that young generation could take benefit from them. Dr Rafique highlighted the Trust’s activities in countrywide promotion of Pakistan Ideology. He held that late Nishtar not only participated in Pakistan Movement but also was at forefront of every movement launched at that time for the protection of Islamic culture. Majid Nizami along with Pakistan Movement workers also cut a cake at the end of the ceremony.