ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb urged the nation to make a pledge on the historic day of March 23 to jointly ignite the candles of love and affection, and transform Pakistan into an abode of peace.
Speaking at a ceremony in connection with Pakistan Day, she said that the nation should vow to relentlessly continue working for the progress and development. “Whenever Pakistani nation made efforts in unison, it had been successful in achieving exemplary accomplishments,” she added.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Pakistan Day carried historic importance. “(It) commemorates the Lahore resolution passed in 1940 laying the foundation for a separate homeland. Allama Muhammad Iqbal envisioned Pakistan and Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah turned that dream into reality through the dint of his hard work and unswerving resolve,” she stated.
Commending the spirit of the Pakistani nation against terrorism, she said that Pakistan had achieved milestones in the war. She said that one could see a rising and prosperous Pakistan making its mark on the world horizons. “The sons and daughters of the soil lit the candles with their blood to attain these objectives,” she added.
Marriyum said that the nation should stay united to promote the culture and values of tolerance in the society. She stressed, “Intolerance and indignation can be defeated by rekindling the spirit of love and promoting brotherhood.”