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Independence Day: President, PM for national unity to rid country of issues

 President Mamnoon Hussain said that in order to rid the country of political, social, economic and other complex issues, the nation will have to rise above its personal and factional differences.
In his message to the nation on 71st Independence Day, the president believed that the dream of taking the country to the zenith would not come true unless we singularly concentrate on our national goals and objectives.
The president greeted the countrymen on Independence Day and said the day revives our enthusiasm as we rejuvenate our resolve to put our country on the track of progress and prosperity.
He said on this day, our devotion to honour our national flag enhances manifold as it is the day for fulfillment of our hopes and aspirations and is the time for jubilation.
“Pakistan is a haven and a blessing for the Muslims of the subcontinent and was liberated after numerous sacrifices by our forefathers. Now it is our responsibility to take our country forward on the path of progress and prosperity according to the aspirations of its founders. This requires all segments of the society to live together with harmony and brotherhood,” the president remarked.
He said it is satisfactory to note that our new generation is full of patriotism, and has a sincere passion for development and progress of the country. However, he said still there is a need to keep our children aware that why Pakistan was created, the sacrifices rendered by our sages and the dedication of Pakistan’s founders for a separate homeland.
He said it is one of the objectives of commemorating the national days to apprise the society, particularly the young generation of our national objectives and the struggle to achieve them.
The president believed that the dream of taking the country to the zenith would not come true unless we singularly concentrate on our national goals and objectives. He said only by dedicatedly pursuing these principles we can materialize the dream of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
On the other hand, caretaker Prime Minister Justice (Retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk has said that from an ideal geo-strategic location to the most talented and progressive youth, Pakistanis have all the ingredients to carve out their own destiny and rise as a successful nation of the world.
“Unwavering commitment to the ideals of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and following the principles of ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ will certainly help us overcome present-day challenges and make Pakistan a self-reliant, economically vibrant and prosperous country,” the prime minister said in his message.
“Indeed, we are indebted to our ancestors for their innumerable sacrifices for the cause of freedom and dignity of their future generations,” he said, adding, the Day provided an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to the ideals of the Quaid and to the aspirations of Dr Allama Mohammad Iqbal, who wanted to see the Muslim community flourishing in a separate homeland without any fear of oppression, intolerance, inequality and injustice.
He said the great Quaid Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned a democratic, tolerant and progressive Pakistan where every citizen could utilize his or her faculties to the fullest and reap the benefits of socio-economic progress in an equitable manner.
The prime minister said the Father of Nation strived and stood for rule of law, egalitarianism and establishment of a democratic polity. “Let us on this day rededicate ourselves to those ideals and also to reassess as to what extent we have been able to achieve those ideals.” Undoubtedly, he said Pakistan was blessed with every gift of the nature.
“Let us on this day renew our pledge to build the Quaid’s Pakistan. Let us on this day also pay our tributes to our heroes and to all those, who have put their heart and soul towards ensuring that our freedom is not marred by any internal or external factors,” he added.
The prime minister extended the heartiest felicitations to all the Pakistanis, living within the country and abroad, on the auspicious occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan.