LAHORE - The Nation Editor-in-Chief and NPT Chairman Majid Nizami has stressed the need for unity among all factions of Muslim Leagues, saying only the founder political party of Pakistan could save the country’s interest.

Presiding over two-day seminar at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan in connection of ‘Pakistan Day’, Majid Nizami said that he considered the 23rd of March to be a more important day than the 14th of August, as it is the day when the Indian Muslims resolved to gain an independent and sovereign state for themselves in conformity with the vision of the Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal.

“It is a pity that the ideal of making Pakistan a modern Islamic, welfare and democratic state has not been realized yet. We are inculcating the two-nation theory in the minds of the younger generation, so that the future leaders of Pakistan do not suffer from ineptitude,” he held.

The event was jointly organised by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) and Pakistan Movement Workers’ Trust. Speakers included Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali, the scion of Sultan Bahu’s family, Professor Humayun Ehsan, a jurist and statesman, Mian Farooq Altaf, Chief Coordinator of the NPT, Dr. Asma Mamdot and Prof. Khalida Chughtai. Ms. Aysha Masood from Rawalpindi recited his new-composed poem. Those present on the occasion included Begum Majida Wyne, Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Justice (r) Munir Ahmad Mughal, Ch. Naeem Hussain Chattha, M.A Sufi, Prof. Dr. Parveen Khan and a good number of students, teachers and people from different walks of life.

Dr Majid Nizami observed that inept and corrupt leadership should be banned in Pakistan.

“The 23rd of March demands that we should recover Kashmir from India and should be empathize with our Bangladeshi brethren, so that both the wings of the country may be united once again,” he stressed.

Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali observed that Pakistan emerged on the map of the world after a struggle that continued for centuries. To make his point, Sahibzada narrated an interesting incident from history.

“Socrates once asked his father, who was a sculptor, how he had produced a horse out of a piece of stone. His father replied that the horse already existed in the stone. Similarly, the Quaid-i-Azam sculptured Pakistan out of the Sub-continent because, like Socrates’ father, he possessed the intelligence and skill that was required to work this miracle,” said Sultan. Socio-economic justice, Sahibzada remarked, was vital for the survival of Pakistan. Democracy, based on feudalism and capitalism, is the bane of Pakistan. The Quaid-i-Azam intended to test what the true Islamic culture actually was, keeping it independent of any stamp of Arabic culture, he remarked.

Mian Farooq Altaf observed that we must learn to be proud of our homeland and try our best to root out lust for money and power from our hearts and minds.

Prof Humayun Ehsan pointed out the fact that there existed a gap between what we say and what we actually do. Hypocrisy, he remarked, led to the downfall.

We must, therefore, get rid of this negative and highly destructive quality, he stressed. All places where the Muslims existed constitute Pakistan, he said.

At the end of the seminar, Dr Majid Nizami was presented bouquets by his admirers on the completion of 74 years of the promulgation of the daily “Nawa-i-Waqt “on the desire of the Quaid-i-Azam.