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Constructive Spirit

Jinnah's Ideals

 “What is now required of us all is constructive spirit and not the militant spirit of the days when we were fighting for our freedom. It is far more difficult to construct than to have a militant spirit for the attainment of freedom. It is easier to go to jail or fight for freedom than to run a Government.

- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam

- Speech: The Role of Students in Nation Building

- Context: Speech at the Dacca University Convocation


Deeper reflections

Pakistan’s economic and social progress is entirely dependant on the constructive spirit of its citizens.  


To fully realize our constructive spirit - we must replace a fault-finding attitude with a solution-based mindset.


We’ll adopt a continuous iterative process in which we’ll ideate hypotheses aiming to solve the problems that confront Pakistan, rapidly experiment minimum viable solutions, double-down on successes, extract learnings from failures and march forward with grit and resilience.


Further, the constructive mode requires:


  • Envisioning a grand future for Pakistan and sincerely believe in its inevitable fruition. Pakistan will be measured by its lofty aspirations.  


  • Foreseeing how our efforts can potentially synthesize over time towards the fulfillment of our objectives


  • Prioritizing efforts with the highest probability of success and then dedicating relentless energetic work   


  • Collaboration with various national institutions and state machinery with cool-headed communication in the face of divergent viewpoints  


  • Managing various moving parts, unifying citizens to the mission of building Pakistan, and marching forward in the face of odds, difficulties, and interferences.

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