Once again, I would like to share you a very valuable information why Pakistan is celebrating the 25th of December as a holiday. The reason was the founder of Pakistan, Qaid e Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was born on this day.
Please see below a brief biography of Qaid e Azam, Pakistan’s life giver.
He was born on 25th of December 1876 in Karachi. He opened his eyes in a mercantile family. His father Jinnah Ponja was a businessman. Quaid’s family was basically from Rajkot India they migrated towards Karachi to find better business opportunities. Mister Ponja was a prosperous merchant and he wanted his son to get the best education available. Muhammed Ali, started his education from Sindh Madrasatul Islam, then he went to Bombay for more education. After this he went to England where he studied law at Lincoln’s Inn. Quaid e Azam later told that he applied in Lincoln’s Inn because he saw Holy Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him’s name at the reception of the college. This shows the love Quaid e Azam had for Holy Prophet and Islam. Since the early days of his youth he was always a neat and clean boy. He was very well mannered, punctual and disciplined. He was a born leader and had all the essentials for a leader since his childhood.
Jinnah created a nation and then demanded a separate homeland for them. This part of his life is the toughest and caused changes in the geography, culture and every aspect of life in South Asia.
In March 23, 1940 Jinnah presided over a Muslim League session at Lahore, where the first official demand was made for the partition of India and the creation of the state of Pakistan, in which Muslims would be a majority. During three decades of political life, Jinnah had believed in the possibility of Hindu-Muslim unity, and it was with the utmost reluctance that he came to the view that partition was essential.
“We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, legal laws and moral code, customs and calandar, history and tradition, aptitudes and ambitions; in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international law, we are a nation” Quaid-e-Azam
14 August 1947 was the day when we got our Homeland, our country, our Pakistan. It was his struggle and hard work and ability to lead us that made a dream come true. In recognition of his singular contribution, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was nominated by the Muslim League as the Governor-General of Pakistan. He was governor general of a country with no resources and a burden of 8 million refugees coming from different corners of India to start their lives in their new country.
Jinnah died by his devotion to Pakistan on 11 September, 1948.