Struggle for Freedom
“As you all know, my personal connection with Balochistan extends over a long period. I can now look back with satisfaction to the days when the people of this Province fought shoulder to shoulder with me in our struggle for freedom. You have contributed in no smaller measure than your brethren of other provinces of Pakistan towards the achievements of our goal.”
- Mr. Jinnah / Quaid-e-Azam
- Speech: New Era of Progress for Baluchistan
- Context: Speech at Sibi Durbar
Every action of national significance finds its motivations in the hearts, aspirations and soul of its people.
The aspirations of the citizens of Pakistan are rooted in their historical destiny scripted by Mr. Jinnah. Millions of Muslims who sacrificed and laid down their lives for Pakistan were doing so in service to the liberating vision of national independence put forth by Quaid-e-Azam. Are these sacrifices to be in vain? Certainly not!
Let it the be known that Balochistan and Mr. Jinnah had a personal connection. In light of this historical fact -- we pay homage to Balochistan’s brave, valiant and selfless service towards our freedom struggle.
The citizens of Pakistan living in Balochistan must know that their ancestors courageously fought for Pakistan. In their courage and undaunted spirit they contributed equally - if not more - towards the achievement of our great country. In doing so - we were gifted with the brilliant, talented, courageous and intelligent people of Balochistan inhabiting 43% of Pakistan’s resource-rich land mass.
Therefore, now is the chance, the time and the opportunity to defeat the poison of provincialism, build up Balochistan and relentlessly work towards the economic prosperity of its people.
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