Jinnah's vision for Pakistan
While giving an interview to American press representatives in July 1942, when asked by one of the journalists whether the Muslims were a nation or not, Jinnah replied:
“We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calendar, history and traditions, aptitudes and ambitions, in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international law we are a nation”
A nation is an aggregate of individuals living in a particular area having common historical back ground and pursuing common collective interests it is the community of purpose which keeps them united and gives them strength and prosperity. It is the achievement of his higher ideal which makes them forget their individual differences and interests and to work untimely for the realization of collective national objectives. This welding force in Pakistani community is Islam. It is for the glory and spread of Islam as the best system of life that the Muslims of Pakistan separated themselves from the Hindus. Therefore the secret of our survival and progress lies in holding fast to the rope of Islam. There is greater need of national unity in Pakistan because our powerful neighbour and enemy India has not yet reconciled to our independent existence. There are some other powers who cannot see an ideological state progressing close to their borders. The enemies of Pakistan have always been looking for some opportunity to weaken the national unity in the country and to disintegrate it. The vital need of the hour is to strengthen our unity as a nation. It can be achieved by projecting the ideological basis for which Pakistan came into existence. Without further loss of time we should introduce Islamic system of life in our country because Islam helps in creating national unity...
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