Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Millat ka paasban hain Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Quaid-e-Azam's Quotes collected from Dawn (25th December, 2011, Sunday)

It was not I alone who achieved Pakistan but I had millions with me and specially the masses. The intelligentsia came last, the masses came first.
~Karachi, 7 August 1947

Corruption is a curse in India and amongst Muslims, especially the so-called educated and intelligentsia. Unfortunately, it is this class that is selfish and morally and intellectually corrupt.
~Letter to M.A.H. Isphani, 1945

Now, I think we should keep that in front of us as our ideal and you will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State.
~Karachi, August 11, 1947
[Y]ou have fifth-columnists - and I am sorry to say they are Muslims - financed by outsiders. We are not going to tolerate sabotage anymore; we are not going to tolerate the enemies of Pakistan; we are not going to tolerate quislings and fifth-columnists in our State.
~March 21, 1948
Every citizen is expected to be loyal to the state and to owe allegiance to it. The arm of the law should be strong enough to deal with any person or section or body or people .. disloyal to the state. We do not, however, prescribe any schoolboy tests of their loyalty.
~October 25, 1947

 [Allama Iqbal].. was the greatest interpreter of Islam in modern times.
~March 4, 1941
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan.
~August 1947, to the Constituent Assembly
 My guiding principle will be justice and complete impartiality, and I am sure that with your support and cooperation, I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest nations of the world.
~August 1947, to the Constituent Assembly
Now, if we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor.
~August 1947, to the Constituent Assembly
Pakistan is now a sovereign State, absolute and unfettered, and the Government of Pakistan is in the hands of the people.
~February 1948, to a gathering of civil servants
 Failure is a word unknown to me.

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