RAWALPINDI   -    Punjab Arts Council organised the “Quaid-i-Azam Conference” in collab­oration with the Daira literary organi­zation on the occasion of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Jinnah’s death anniversa­ry here Sunday. 

The conference was presided over by the chairman of the Daira literary or­ganization, Dr Ghazanfar Mehdi, and Arts Council Director, Waqar Ahmed. 

Addressing the conference, Dr Ghaz­anfar Mehdi said that if the teachings of Quaid-i-Azam were followed, Pakistan would not have been divided. “By follow­ing the teachings of the founder of Paki­stan, the problems and difficulties of the present day could be resolved,” he added.

Director Arts Council Waqar Ahmed said in his address that Quaid-i-Azam fought for the rights of the Muslims of the Sub-continent based on a two-na­tion ideology. Pakistan emerged as an independent state under the leadership of the father of the nation, for which the nation paid tribute to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. 

He said that the father of the na­tion’s death anniversary reminds us of a great leader who gave a motto to the scared and desperate Muslims of the subcontinent. Eminent lawyer Muhammad Iqbal Advocate said that Quaid-i-Azam had declared Urdu as an official language of the country. 

He added that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had instructed all govern­ment institutions regarding the na­tional language. 

Ehsan Kabaria, Naeem Akram Qureshi, Fayyaz Kayani and other speakers addressed the conference and highlighted the contribution of the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Jinnah to the Muslims. A large number of people par­ticipated in the conference