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142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

The nation is celebrating 142nd birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah today (Monday) with renewed commitment to work hard for realization of the ideals he envisioned for Pakistan.
National flag is being hoisted at all public and private buildings.
The day dawned with a 21-gun salute in the provincial metropolis while change of guards ceremony was also held at the tomb.
Governor and Chief Minister Sindh visited the tomb of Quaid to lay floral wreaths and offer Fateha. People from various walks of life would also visit the tomb of Quaid to pay tributes to the Founder of Pakistan.
A number of events, including seminars, debates and exhibitions, are being planned both at official and civil society levels to highlight life, achievements and different aspects of the personality of the Quaid.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi.He served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan s independence on 14 August 1947.
By 1940, Jinnah had put forward his stance that the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent should have their own country. The Muslim League, supervised by Jinnah, passed the Lahore Resolution, demanding a separate nation.
Quaid-e-Azam died at age 71 in September 1948, just over a year after Pakistan gained independence.