Did Quad-e-Azam want Pakistan?
Written By: Shahzeb Hussain
Today in our society, a trend that is gaining momentum is the elite debating whether Quaid-e-Azam really wanted Pakistan or not. Before arguing about this let’s first appreciate the fact that regardless of whether he wanted it or it was the product of a mere accident, we have an independent Islamic state.
As the youth of this country we can examine the strict caste system still prevalent in India as an example of what may have been the living conditions for us, if this land had not been born.
Instead of debating whether he wanted Pakistan or not, why don’t we think and ponder over the mystery of what he saw in this land that despite going through all the calamities it has, still seems to survive and pull through. Keeping all forms of logic in context there has to be something special and unique about Pakistan that despite having weathered, wars, devastating natural calamities, the war on terror, corruption etc., it still seems to be an active member of the global community.
Why don’t we ask ourselves that regardless of whether he wanted Pakistan on or not he did give us the vision and basis upon which he wanted Pakistan to flourish? Have we ever actually lived and followed the above said guidelines? Have we tried and tested his methods and then begun to doubt his integrity? No, we haven’t so until we don’t walk down the path that the founder of this country laid down for us, how can we know where it leads?
Finally we need to think about the negative impact this attitude of ambiguity must have on the young children today. If they don’t have someone to look up to they wont have a role model. In the past, most Pakistani children looked at Quad-e-Azam as a role model. Now that the parents question him and his actions, how can the children have strong faith in him? We must realize that it is detrimental for the youth of Pakistan to have a local role model to look up to in order for them to one day work towards improving this country of ours.