KARACHI: Platinum Jubilee of “Pakistan Day Resolution” approved on March 23, 1940 at Lahore was celebrated by the students of Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Karachi with great enthusiasm and fervor.
Business Administration Society of MAJU organized the seminar on “Historical Background of Pakistan Resolution” at university campus. Veteran scholar and former director, Quaid-e-Azam Academy Khawaja Razi Haider, Sabir Jaffery and President MAJU, Prof Dr Abdul Wahab addressed the seminar.
Khawaja Razi Haider while highlighting historical background of the approval of Pakistan Resolution told that the name of Bengal was not part of resolution, as it was included at All India Muslim League meeting in 1946. He said that division of India was not demanded first time on March 23, 1940, as around over one hundred proposals have already been demanded during 1858 to 1940.
He said that that independence movement actually started in 1867 when Hindi language was imposed as official language replacing Urdu. At that time Sir Syed Ahmad Khan announced now Hindu and Muslim cannot go together in India. In 1937 at All India Muslim League session at Allahabad, Allama Iqbal in his speech said that he was looking that a new State was emerging in subcontinent.
Khwaja Razi Haider said that when Indian Congress declared that Muslims are minorities, the only person who challenged it was Mohammad Ali Jinnah who said that Hindu and Muslims are two separate nations who have their own religion, culture, language traditions and historical back ground.
Sabir Jafferry informed the students that he is a witness to creation of Pakistan and fall of East Pakistan but it is his firm believes that Pakistan will remain always as sovereign state. He said that by implementing merit in every department we can build a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan.
MAJU, President Dr. Abdul Wahab in his address said that they should feel proud that they were studying in a educational institution who has been named to founder of Pakistan under his dynamic leader we have achieved our beloved homeland Pakistan. He asked the students to study more books on our freedom movement and Quaid-e-Azam personality and his struggle. He said that young generation with the following of principals of the father of the nation makes this country a developed and strong Pakistan.