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Strengthened Our Resolve

Jinnah's Ideals

“Also, I would believe that I speak for every man of us in Pakistan when I say that our sufferings, terrible as they have been, have only strengthened us in our resolve to preserve our State and to count it as our greatest blessing. In my public speeches and in every sphere of the Government in which I have the influence I have emphasized and enjoined that Pakistan must not sit back and brood over its injuries. Our people must work - and work - to repair and enrich their country. We are determined to go ahead, and God willing, we shall succeed.

- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam

- Speech:  Pakistan and her people 

- Context: Broadcast to the people of Australia / 19th Feb, 1948

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Deeper reflections

The brave freedom struggle undertaken by Pakistanis was not devoid of great suffering. Our ancestors made every possible sacrifice imaginable to attain their own nation-state.

 

They endured a horrible holocaust, experienced ugly orgies of massive violence and lost their lives, properties and riches in the way of Pakistan.

 

The incredible sacrifices of the past only strengthen our resolve to not only preserve our state but to educationally, economically, socially and politically build it up.

 

Pakistan is the greatest blessing and our mainstay which has given us the supreme status of being the prime architects of designing our society along the lines of Islamic progressive values of justice, equality and fraternity of man.

 

We’ve suffered and faced many losses since Jinnah’s departure from 1971 to war on terrorism. However, we will not sit back and brood over our injuries.

 

We must work ceaselessly, organize ourselves and rely on our own innovative efforts to repair our state and move it towards phenomenal economic and cultural growth.

 

Pakistanis are determined to make this happen and, inshallah, we shall succeed against all and any odds.

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