KARACHI: 25, DECEMBER, 2021: 145th birthday of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being celebrated today (Saturday) with traditional zeal and fervour.
The day will start with special prayers for the security, progress and prosperity of the country.
The national flag is being hoisted on principal government buildings throughout the country.
Quran Khawani and a change of guards ceremony was held at Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi today.
To mark the day, several public and private organizations and educational institutions would hold functions in different cities to highlight different aspects of the life of Quaid-e-Azam, who united the Muslims of the Subcontinent for acquiring a separate homeland.
A large number of people from all walks of life are expected to visit the mausoleum to pay tribute to Mr Jinnah for the services he rendered for creating a separate homeland.
A number of events, including seminars, debates and exhibitions, will be held both at official and civil society levels to highlight life, achievements and different aspects of personality of the Quaid-e-Azam.
On the occasion, the Pakistan National Council of the Arts will organise various cultural events. A painting exhibition, tableau and speech competition will also be organised with the aim of educating the youth about Quaid’s vision and his ideology of Pakistan.
Television and radio channels would also broadcast special programmes and newspapers would take out special editions to pay homage to the great leader and to highlight different aspects of the life of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and focus on his extra-ordinary political struggle.
Mr Jinnah was born on Dec 25, 1876, in Karachi. Muhammad Ali Jinnah served as leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan's creation on August 14, 1947. He then served as Pakistan's first Governor-General until his death on Sept 11, 1948.
In his message on the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasized upon youth to adopt Quaid’s attributes of honesty, hard work, perseverance and dedication.
"We as a nation need to adopt these attributes to realize Quaid’s vision of a developed, progressive and tolerant Pakistan," he added. (04)