Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 10:54

Pakistan Day seminar at Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar

A seminar was held at Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar in connection with Pakistan Day. Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director was key note speaker. While giving background of the Lahore Resolution, he said that the text of the resolution is the most important founding document of Pakistan. He said that the main points of the resolution included rejection of 1935 Act, demand for grouping of Muslim majority provinces in the East and Northwestern zones and adequate guarantees for Muslims’ rights. He said that dozens of speeches were made during the three day meeting, but 2-hour long speech of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a charter of independence. In his speech, the Quaid-e-Azam logically presented rationale for Muslim separate nationhood. He said that when Hindus and Muslims belonged to different religious philosophies and cultures, then yoking them together would lead to conflict and destruction. Quaid-e-Azam said that Muslims were a nation according to any definition of nationhood. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that through Lahore resolution, the visionary leaders of Muslims transformed a minority into a nation. He said that the text of the resolution was carefully drafted which appealed to positive minded Hindus, British rulers and International community alike. While concluding his speech,

 

Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam said that the aim of celebrating the Lahore Resolution Day is to remind the new generation of unity and determination of Indian Muslims. He said that those two important traits can help us in resolution of contemporary issues. 

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more

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