MANDI BAHAUDDIN-Ex-servicemen observed the death anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah here the other day.

They paid homage to the Quaid for creating Pakistan. They said he struggled and united the Muslims of Subcontinent under one flag. This was not an easy task but he did it and led the freedom movement with success. Referring to his address to the first Constituent Assembly, they said the Quaid highlighted importance of maintaining law and order so that the life, property and religious beliefs of the people are fully protected by the state.

He warned that bribe and corruption are really poisons that must be put down with an iron hand. Black marketing is cause of starvation that should be dealt with and people indulging must be punished, he stressed. He termed nepotism and jobbery evil and never be tolerated. The Quaid said his guiding principles would be justice and complete impartiality, they said. The ex-servicemen regretted these principles laid down by the Quaid are not being followed but our rulers are just doing the opposite.

That’s why, they said, the country was facing turmoil. They called upon the rulers to end corruption and do away with nepotism to change the fate of people of Pakistan.