Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Asif Ali Zardari greets nation on Pakistan Day

“On the eve of Pakistan Day we should rededicate ourselves to the ideals of democracy, rule of law and welfare of the people – principles that lay at the heart of the demand
for Pakistan”.

This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in a message while greeting the nation on the eve of 77th Pakistan Day on Thursday.

More than any other consideration we should strive to be driven by the consideration of egalitarianism the welfare of the people regardless of their caste, creed and religion in the Pakistan of our dreams, he said adding also “the August 11, 1947 speech of the Quaid before the Constituent Assembly is the guiding principle of the state”.

It is a grim thought on this Pakistan Day that the nation is surrendering judicial space to the military courts because of the breakdown of criminal justice system, he said.

Let us therefore pledge on this occasion to fix the criminal justice system at the earliest, the former President said.

A great threat to our ideals is also posed by the extremists who exploit the name of religion to impose their obscurantist, regressive and anti-women and anti-Non Muslims agenda on the people. We pledge to
fight them to the finish, he said.

May Allah bless our efforts to prove ourselves worthy of the heritage bequeathed to us by the Quaid-e-Azam.

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