Hope and Ideals
“I thank Your Excellency for your friendly assurances of sympathy in dealing with our many problems. I also deeply appreciate your confidence that our traditions and our past will help us fulfill the hope and ideals of our people.”
- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam
- Speech: Pakistan and USA / Equal Partners in Defence of Democracy
- Context: Reply to the speech made by the first Ambassador of the United States of America at the time of presenting Credentials to the Quaid-i-Azam, on 26th February 1948
Pakistan has boldly faced and continues to face grave existential problems.
The most alarming crisis of today is water scarcity that threatens the existence of our children and future generations to come.
We shall tackle these crises boldly and frankly. The strength to do so will be found in our own heroic history in which Jinnah economically, socially, educationally, and politically organized the Muslims into one nation and instilled in them an incomparable esprit de corps and zeal that empowered them to march forward and work towards the cause of Pakistan in the face of intimidating and overwhelming obstacles.
While Pakistan will recreate the spirit of self-reliance and courage inspired from its own history and solve its problems via its own inherent strength --- it welcomes and appreciates friendly assurances, goodwill and scientific development from all nations and in particular from the United States of America.
Pakistan aims to not only overcome its challenges but also fulfil its destined ideals of Islamic social justice, progressive thought, and equality of man within its own borders.
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