LAHORE - Addressing a Independence Day function at Alhamara on Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief The Nation Majid Nizami said the government should warn India to restrain from constructing illegal dams on Pakistans rivers, otherwise the nation would have nothing to drink in 2020. Presiding the ceremony organised by Majlis-e-Pakistan, he said he witnessed barbaric incidents during the course of creation of Pakistan. The Hindus, the Sikhs and the Muslims were slaughtering each other. No Muslim, except Mian Iftikhar Hussain who was in Congress at that time, had his personal vehicle, as the Hindus and the Sikhs had complete control over the major business enterprises, buildings, markets, offices and entire infrastructure of the City, he further said. Nizami said Hindu extremists looted Muslim caravan migrating towards Pakistan, adding thousands of the Muslims women were molested amid massive migration. We achieved freedom at last by rendering great sacrifices but handed over the state to the armed generals, he added. Nizami said the dictators including Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Ziaul Haq and Musharraf derailed the constitution and plundered the state for their own vested interests. He maintained that the landlords offspring were still the rulers, like Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Talking about Kashmir, he said India had occupied the Kashmir to undermine Pakistan. I have firmly belief that without Kashmir, Pakistan is incomplete just like the Quaid who termed Kashmir as the jugular vein of Pakistan. Now it was up to the rulers to tackle the issue, he added. Paying rich tributes to AQ Khan, he said Mian Nawaz Sharif had shown great courage on May 28, 1998 by conducting consecutive nuclear blasts and made Pakistan an atomic power. Remembering the past, he said the leaders of East Pakistan asked him about the surety handing over the government after winning the election; that was the reason they demanded a separation. But I believe one day Bangladesh will merge with Pakistan, he opined. He said President Zardari should act like a 'Mard-e-Hur instead of 'Mard-e-Zar. Replying to a question, he said the nation should not get disappointed from the future of state, as the circumstances were much better than that of India. Nizami said Pakistan needed to utilise the atomic technology for power generation. He said Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had warned many times about the 'Silent Revolt. But he feared that the rebellion would result in massive bloodshed. He expressed his hope for a peaceful change through Parliament by true and honest representatives of Pakistan. Majid Nizami requested to the intellectuals to promote the ideology for which Pakistan was created and said the intelligentsia should write more about the water crisis, as this was the major issue of the country. Editor Daily Jurrat Jameel Athar said Hameed Nizami played a vital role in the Pakistan Movement, heading the youth of that time under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam. And even now he was working as a beacon for the nation. President Majlis-e-Pakistan M Rafiq Ghauri, Zubaida Haider, Jalil Hassan Akhtar Raja and Frasat Ali too paid rich tributes to the nations forefathers. Earlier, special prayers were offered and sweets were distributed in commemoration of the Independence Day, while poets, including Najeeb Ahmad, presented their poems.