Quaid's Vision

Topics: Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sindh Pages: 3 (1081 words) Published: January 14, 2011
Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the father of our nation was a secular leader with a very modern, rational and civilized view point. He believed in a government that ran a system of such law and order that protected the life, property and religious belief of every individual in that country. However he was never for the affiliation of the state with religion. He was for a united nationhood (equal citizens of the state) where everyone shared the same responsibilities and equal rights and realized that each must play their part to make Pakistan one of the greatest nations of the world. At the start, the Quaid was not for the creation of a separate state for Muslims but only Muslim dominant provinces within the subcontinent where the Muslims could practice their religion with freedom and also get representation in the government. When the creation of Pakistan became inevitable, the Quaid feared that it will be a victim of a vicious cycle of damaging events and economic failure. He could not live long enough to personally maneuver this infant state to the right direction. However the Quaid was aware that Pakistan’s political hierarchy lacked the calibre and character to drive this state towards the path of a welfare state. The Quaid dreamed of Pakistan being a democratic, multi-racial, multi-linguistic, multi-religious state which was based on tolerance of all kinds and free from corruption and bribery, where bureaucrats acted as servants of the state instead of being the politicians. He wished for politics that was clean, honest and unstained that served the entire community. It is a shame to see that all of Jinnah’s fears have turned into a reality. Pakistan today is a breeding ground for terrorists where evil prevails and people running this country have lost all sense of direction blindly doing what is best for them. It has become a country full of criminals, corruption, dishonesty and fraud. Majority of the people live below poverty line and the national...
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