President urges to uphold Quaid’s vision to deal with challenges

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Pakistan candidate for the upcoming presidential election of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN), Mamnoon Hussain arrives to submits his nomination paper at the High Court in Islamabad on July 24, 2013. Pakistan's Supreme Court on July 24 revised the date for the presidential election, asking the election commission to hold it on July 30 instead of August 6. The court made the order as many of the lawmakers who will elect a replacement for President Asif Ali Zardari will be paying pilgrimages or offering special prayers on August 6 for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ends a few days later. AFP PHOTO /AAMIR QURESHI

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday said that the revival of dedication as shown during the Pakistan Movement is of crucial importance to cope up with the internal and external challenges that the country is facing in the present situation.

Chairing a meeting of Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Mausoleum Management Board here in Karachi, he said the nation must observe the golden principles of faith, unity, and discipline of our great leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Adviser to the prime minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and other board members were also present on the occasion.

The president said that Quaid-e-Azam made a remarkable achievement by creating Pakistan through his undeterred resolve. He lauded the role of National History and Literary Heritage Division for efficiently preserving the relics as well as the mausoleum.

He also appreciated the development projects being executed by the heritage division at the mausoleum, believing that it would highlight the ideological identity of the country.

President Mamnoon said that Quaid made this unbelievable achievement by making the nation realize the importance of its separate existence and creating unity in its ranks.

Irfan Siddiqui briefed the president about the ongoing development works at the mausoleum saying that the souvenirs relating to Quaid’s personality would be placed there to educate the tourists about his thoughts.

He said Quaid-e-Azam Academy would be relocated to the premises of the mausoleum and it would be uplifted at par with the stature of great Quaid.

Siddiqui said that in order to establish a true relation of respect with Quaid-e-Azam and other leaders of Pakistan Movement, the president always encouraged the activities in regard to the national identity.

He told the meeting that a Pakistan Park would also be developed adjacent to the mausoleum where the monuments of all prominent places of Pakistan would be placed to give the tourists an overview of the country at one place.

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