Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Saturday greeted the nation on the birth anniversary of the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The minister also extended her Christmas greetings to the Christian community.
She said that Christmas is a time to spread the message of peace, humanity and universal brotherhood. She said that the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah stressed on equal rights for all communities.
She said Pakistan must work hard to become a prosperous nation as per the visions of the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
The minister especially extended Christmas greetings to the Christian employees of the health department. She said that Christian doctors, nurses and paramedical staff had rendered exemplary services.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Waleed Iqbal stressed the need for utilizing the ideas and teachings of the Quaide-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for ensuring self accountability.
Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the 145th birth anniversary of the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah at the Aiwan-eIqbal, he emphasized on understanding the context of the Pakistan Resolution, the Allahabad address and letters of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal written to the Father of the Nation.
Waleed said that Allama Iqbal in the last part of his Allahabad address said about the lack of leadership which the Muslims of the sub-continent had been facing.
He said that Allama Iqbal in his letters to the Quaid-iAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had mentioned, “Jinnah you are the only person who can lead Muslims.”
The Senator said that people asked Allama Iqbal why you said this for the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who (Iqbal) responded because Jinnah was honest.