2015-08-14 08:30:01 | MESSAGE BY ABDUL AZIZ UQAILI
Mr. ABDUL AZIZ UQAILI Consul General & Trade Minister Of Pakistan In Australia


I am delighted to write this message of felicitations to the Pakistani community in Australia who is celebrating 69th Independence Day of Pakistan with national pride and fervour.


14 August 1947 was the most crucial day in the history of Muslims of British India, when All India Muslim League (AIML) under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), achieved the greatest goal – a separate homeland (Pakistan) for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, on the basis of Two Nation Theory.


The concept of Two Nations, initially propounded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), was crystalized when Muslims of the subcontinent established AIML in 1906 and Jinnah, in response to a controversial Nehru Report (1928), delivered his fourteen points (1929) to the British Government for shaping the future political system of India. During the course of their history (1857-1940) the Muslims of the subcontinent were wandering from the ideas of one-nation to two-nation and unity to separate entity. 75 years ago, on 23 March 1940 their concept became crystal clear and they resolved to adopt an independent strategy to achieving the goal of separate homeland for the Muslims in the northwestern and northeastern provinces of British India. The demand was formally placed to the authorities through Lahore Resolution, which was later termed as Pakistan Resolution. They achieved it in 7 years of political struggle on 14 August 1947.


I am privileged and honoured to represent and serve the people and Government of Pakistan in Australia. Therefore, on this auspicious occasion, I cordially invite all members of the Pakistani community and other well wisher Australians in New South Wales to a Flag Hoisting Ceremony to be held on Friday, 14 August 2015 at 10.00 AM in Pakistan House at 5 Ryrie Street Mosman NSW 2088 Australia, to pay tributes to father of the nation and other national heroes. This is an open invitation to all the community members who are encouraged to participate in this national event and to display that Pakistanis are a great nation who love their homeland and salute their national heroes around the globe.


In the end, I wish all Pakistanis / Australian Pakistanis and all the Friends of Pakistan a very happy Pakistan Independence Day. Let us all join hands and make a commitment to strive for, and also pray the Almighty, to protect our nation from the challenges and the ordeals that our great country faces due to ever-increasing intolerance, extremism and terrorism.


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