Improve the lot of the Common man
“We in Pakistan will watch your progress with the most friendly and sympathetic interest as some of the problems confronting your island are similar to ours. We have both suffered from exploitation at the hands of a foreign power and now that a new era has been ushered, we shall have to strive every nerve to improve the lot of the common man, so sadly neglected heretofore.”
- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam
- Speech: On Ceylon's (Sri Lanka) independence
- Context: Message on the attainment of Dominion Status by Ceylon | Feb'1948
The primary task of nations that emerged from the eclipse of colonization is to improve the prosperity of its mass population.
The best response to foreign exploitation and criminal colonization of the past is massive economic, political, social and educational uplift of the common people.
Pakistan empathizes with Sri Lanka’s challenges and is dedicated to cross-national efforts for alleviating poverty, advancing health-care and improving education.
We shall do so with determination and strike every nerve to improve the lives of our masses. This is within our reach and we shall do it.
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