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بیشک اولاد بہت بڑی آزمائش ہے. لیکن میں یہاں اِس تسلیم شُدہ حقیقت پر زور نہیں دونگا… بس اتنا کہنا چاہونگا کہ لوگوں کو جب تک اس آزمائش سے گزارا نہ جائے وہ تَب تک کِسی اور کی آزمائش کا احساس تک نہیں کرتے. پچھلے چند برسوں میں ہمارے سماجی برتاؤ میں کچھ ایسا رد و بدل ہو گیا ہے کہ اپنی اولاد کو اونچا یا برتر دکھانے کے لئے ہم اسکی تربیت کی بجاے دوسروں کے بچوں کو کمتر دکھانے میں زیادہ مصروف رهتے ہیں. شائد اس کی وجہ “دکھاوا” ہوتا ہے در حقیقت “تربیت” نہیں
مُجھے اب بھی وہ خوف یاد ہے جو بچپن میں میرے ذہن پر ہر وقت ہوتا تھا کہ میرے والد کو کوئی میری شکایات نہ لگا دے کیوں کہ میں جانتا تھا کہ چاہے اِس معاملے میں غلطی میری نہ بھی ہوئی تواب کلاس میری ہی ہوگی، آخر میں الجھا ہی کیوں
لیکن بہت افسوس سے کہنا پڑتا ہے کہ آج تویہ حال ہے کہ لوگوں کو ذہنی سکون نہیں مُہیا ہوتا جب تک وہ کسی اور کی اولاد کی بے عزتی نہ کر دیں، اور کسی معاملے میں چاہے اُنکے اپنے بچے ہی کیوں نہ غلط ہوں، اسکی اصلاح کی بجاے لوگون کو غلط کہتے ہیں
پچلے کچھ عرصے سے تو میں اس صورت حال پہ بہت مایوس تھا اور کبھی کبھار بہت غصہ بھی آتا تھا لکن کبھی اظہار نہ کیا. بِلآخر کچھ دن پہلے ایسی ہی ایک صورت حال سامنے آئ اور میں اپنے جذبات کو قابو میں نہ رَکھ پایا اور مینے غُصے میں کسی کے بچوں کو حقارت کی نظر سے دیکھنے والے کے سامنے وہی بات “فرضی طور” پر اُنکے بچوں کے لئے استعمال کی. اُسکے بعد جو ہوا اس پر میں بس اتنا ہی کہونگا کہ بیشک اولاد بہت بری آزمائش ہے
محمّد عدنان یوسف چوہدری
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If you disagree with any of the stated reason then please feel free to comment, but make sure you bring up a denial with supporting evidence to any particular fact rather than stating a totally irrelevant argument. In short your question must not comes under title “Why YOU don’t Support PML(N)”, if you want a discussion on that topic, i will be happy to do it on YOUR post to make this post’s discussion relevant to the material I provided.
For Example: “If PML(N) was so good why did Javeed Hashmi left?” Is not a relevant question to stated facts.
My friends asked me to give reasons why I support PML (N). I found this post and shared with them as it covers a lot of reasons. But still I felt there are many things that I need to share, many reasons why I support PML (N). So here we go…
It’s not only one person; it’s the team which makes goals achievable, things possible and hardships turning in success. Currently PML(N) has most credible, honorable and qualified team. When I say “I support PML(N)” it doesn’t mean I am just following one person blindly, it’s the team of credible people which I support. Contrary, saying “I support PML(N)” also doesn’t mean I am responsible for everyone in PML(N)’s words, there are many people in the party which I don’t support. Following are some front runner of Team PML(N) which I admire. I won’t be mentioning each member’s achievements and qualification because I believe you have internet and you know how to use “Google it” .
- Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
- Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
- Syed Ghous Ali Shah
- Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qadir Baloch
- Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq
- Mohammad Ishaq Dar
- Syed Zafar Ali Shah
- Tehmina Daultana
- Sartaj Aziz
- Khawaja Saad Rafique
- Ch. Nisar Ali Khan
- Ahsan Iqbal
- Ayaz Amir
- Khawaja Muhammad Asif
- Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman
- Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa
- Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
- Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan
- Malik Shakeel Awan
- Muhammad Hanif Abbasi
- Sheikh Rohale Asghar
- Omer Sohail Zia Butt
- Muhammad Pervaiz Malik
- Engineer Khuram Dastgir Khan
- Zaeem Hussain Qadri
- Saeed Elahi
First Two Terms
Under this heading I will try to explain what PML(N) achieved when they came in power. I am only including those things which weren’t included in earlier mentioned article.
The strength of economy of any country can easily be determined by Growth Domestic Product (GDP).
PML(N) came in power for first time in end of 1990. GDP of Pakistan in the year was 5.42 and in the very next year it hit 7.57 but continuation in growth disrupted when National Assembly was dissolved by President just after 2 year and 6 month. In second term PML(N) leadership and qualified economist turned one of the worst growth rates (just 1.70) into 4.18 in just 2 years.
Source: Transparency International Website
Inflation Annual Percentage:
Inflation annual Percentage defines percentage at which inflation has grown with reference to previous financial year. During PML(N)’s second tenure Inflation annual percentage was lowest in the decade. Pakistan’s average percentage was above 10% where in their second term it dropped to lowest of 4.1%.
Source: Transparency International Website
Motorway, the Backbone of Today’s Economy:
Motorway from Islamabad to Lahore (M2) was initiated in first term of PML(N) which was originally an eight road project. After coming into power, Benazir shorten it to just 4 roads saying “country doesn’t need such project”. Somehow in second term PML(N) managed to successfully complete the project with 6 roads. Today time is proving how the project is “fulfilling country’s needs”.
After coming into government in 1990, within two year Poverty decreased from 37.4% to 25.7%. It hit a max rise of 28.6% in PPP’s second term but PML N’s second term pulled it back to 24%. Although it rose to 32% in 1999 but that was understandable by fact of sanctions on Pakistan post 1998 nuclear tests, Kargil and military take over.
With the terms of average 3 years both times PML(N) somehow managed to gather old crap and bring things to normal and put Pakistan on better path. Again they did it only in 3 year term both time which Musharaf couldn’t do in continuous 9 years. It was also proved in provided paper by World Bank that during PML N’s term the inequality in resource distributions was also minimal in both terms of PML(N).
Source: Poverty Paper by World Bank
I won’t be boring you with the useless big words rather I will prefer to redirect you to internationally recognized facts.
In 1995 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International was formed. The propose of that was to categorize courtiers on the criteria of corruption. Corruption Perceptions Index is value from 0 to 10.0 which defines the amount fairness, justice and rights in the participating country. The more CPI of a country will represent less corrupt. In 1996 Pakistan’s CPI was 1.0 and it was 2nd in the list of most corrupt countries among 54 participating countries. In PML(N)’s second term within two years the CPI rose to 2.7 in 1998 from 1.0. Again I am not claiming that Pakistan became the corruption free country but it was guided on the path of betterment. It take decades for nations to improve but if someone have guided to such change in just two years then he could’ve done better given full terms.
Source: Transparency International Website
Quality of Work:
Almost every project done in Musharaf-Q government given fixes at least twice within two years of development but even today you find 15 year old projects in better condition than of those done 5-6 years back. Apart from development the team always made sure that all government employees do their job in proper way and did whatever they can to get the best output including famous “Chaapy” of Shehbaz Shareef.
Releasing the Industries, Promoting Investment:
After nationalization all industries were taken under government control without giving any compensation to owners. Socially one might think it was a very good step but on practical ground it was simply unjustified with owners and to those people who had given all their belonging and efforts to their business. On the other hand it also encouraged employee unions, strikes, work breakdown and other acts of “hurdle in production”. PML(N) freed the industrial sector and empowered the private investments by giving rebates and tax exemptions on production in Pakistan.
Relationship with India
PML(N) always believed in good relationships with neighbors WITHOUT compromising on own ideology, integrity and dignity. It was first time in History of Pakistan that an Indian Prime Minister came to Pakistan to discuss the solution of Kashmir Issue. My heart burns when all allegations by Indian Media on Pakistan are well accepted by our ministers. Even India’s air force plane violating Pakistan’s territory is justified by Pakistan’s Information Minister.
I am not saying that Pakistan was at top of the world but PML(N)’s team took our country from nothing to a better path which could’ve led us to much better Pakistan but to prosper and shine, continuous improvements are required. With just 2.5 years and 3.5 years terms they did more than better.
Two Terms of 6 year vs. One Term of 9 years:
Many people ask me if you believe in doing practical work then why you don’t support Musharaf and Q as they did a lot in their term.
To answer that I would like to remind a fact that If you observe the economy of Pakistan, whenever the government is turned over the next year’s Growth fell below 2.0. This is worst for any country. All that matters is continuity. Musharaf and all other dictators have ruled for very long terms. With continuous ruling of 9 years Musharaf done a lot but it still couldn’t justified issues with how the work done, as mentioned earlier (giving projects to third parties, quality of work, not involving govt. institutions). On the other hand PML(N) just had one term of 2.5 years and another of 3.5 years and that too wasn’t continuous i.e. they faced worst growth rate both times. But they didn’t take it as excuse but rather made it better.
Strengthening the Institutions:
Almost all development projects in PPP and Musharaf terms were carried out by third parties and private firms on contracts which always concluded that there was a big commission involved in such contracts. But if your look on the other hand PML(N) always strengthens the government institution. You won’t find any private firm doing a development project rather NLC, TEPA and other government institutions doing the job. This fact is not only limited to development projects. In medical, health, education and other sectors as well.
Post Year 1999:
The obvious cold war between Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was meant to have an end, either way. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister at that time, played well within rules of constitution and used his constitutional powers as PM to remove Chief of Army Staff. But for Gen. Pervez Musharraf everything was fair in war, following footsteps of Army Leaders he took over the country’s charge and disabled the constitution.
It was a “Lost War” for Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Cutting long story short Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was sent to prison and later exiled from the country on conditions that he would not participate in country’s politics for next 10 years.
Many of friends claimed it as “a cowered act” but they never realize that after loosing a war all that matters is “Survival”. Because only survival can give a warrior chance to rebuild himself and fight again which exactly he did, coming back in 2007 to fight. If escaping as survival from a lost war is a cowered act then how come all great warriors of the history like Tipu Sultan and others were not referred to cowered when they survived after loosing war and then rebuilt themselves to fight again?
I am not talking subjectively and comparing Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif with any of historical warrior but just want to mention the importance of “Survival” after loosing everything. Today Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the only leader who was kicked out by Establishment and still alive!!!
Victimization and Behind Bars but Still No Compromise:
In the era of political victimization of Musharaf, the leadership of PML(N) remained firm and never compromised on principle stand. Musharaf tried to contact Ch. Nisar and Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and gave the option of Prime Minister-Ship if they leave Mian Muhammad Nawaz Shareef but the leadership stayed firmed. Many leaders of PML(N) were captured in Jail without any case or any trial where they faced brutal beating up by authorities but they didn’t change their stance.
Charter of Democracy:
In 2006 Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto met and they agreed upon to form a document which later named as Charter of Democracy. The purpose of the document was rectify the mistakes that both parties (PPP and PML(N)) have done in 1990s. The main agenda was to removing monopoly of single party in government, making the The Judiciary independent, defined roll of armed forces and intelligence agencies.
APC and APDM:
In 2007 All Parties Conference was initiated by PML(N) and invited all political forces in Pakistan except PML(Q) and MQM which was not considered due to reasons explained in later headings. APC later formed an Alliance named All Parties Democratic Movement which included Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Muslim League (N), Pakhtun-khwa Milli Awami Party, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and Awami National Party. PPP which was present at APC didn’t participate in APDM because of negotiations between Benazir Bhutto and Gen. Pervez Musharraf. The biggest surprise for me was Imran Khan asked to make an additional clause in APDM to boycott MQM stating the party as “Murderer of hundreds”, which today for him is a credible party.
Firm Stand on 12th May Incident:
Dozens of innocent lives were lost on 12th May 2007 when Sacked Chief Justice came to Karachi and MQM claimed CJ will not be able to exit from airport and that’s what happened but at the cost of dozens innocent lives. All political parties held MQM responsible for incident as they claimed that they won’t let CJ enter in Karachi at any cost. PPP, JUI and ANP have forgotten that many years ago and so did Imran Khan recently praising MQM and Altaf Bhai. But the only party standing firm on the issue even today is PML(N).
Firm Stand on Laal Masjid Incident:
PML(Q) and MQM were the partners when hundreds of innocent students lost their lives in Siege of Lal Masjid and Benazir Bhutto supported it from the start but it was PML(N) who stood firm on the issue and spoke against the military action against Lal Masjid at every platform.
3rd November Emergency:
Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared emergency on 3rd November sacking Judiciary. Over the years PPP, Q and MQM tried hard to legitimate his act but PML(N) was the only hurdle on the way (as 2/3rd majority couldn’t be achieved without them).
Alliance With PPP and Good Bye Cabinet:
The alliance formed after 2008 election with PPP was on principle issues. Restoration of democracy, reverting the constitution in it original (non pro military) form and implementation of Charter of Democracy. But PPP without Benazir Bhutto tuned out worst. PML(N) left the cabinet on the principle issues.
Firm Stand on Judiciary Restoration:
Restoration of Democracy was in Election Manifesto of PML(N) and in the end it was the only party left that kept the word. All parties that participate in Judiciary Restoration with Lawyers change their stance. Starting from PPP which, soon after coming into power, had vague stance in start and later clearly stating that they will not restore the judiciary. Imran Khan motivated youth and promised to fight with Lawyers till the restoration of Judiciary. IK led the long march in June 2008, thousands of groups gathered from all over Pakistan at Islamabad for “Dharna” till restoration of Judiciary. But out of no where a message from Leadership of Long March 2008 came to call of “Dharna”.
PML(N) was asked not to participate in the first long march by Lawyers Leadership stating that it’s a Lawyers Movement and they don’t want political involvement. However Punjab Government supported and helped workers of the movement in every way that could be possible.
Later Lawyers Leadership requested Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to participate in the movement. In early 2009 when federal government used “Extra Constitutional Formed Judiciary” to overturn the Punjab Government enforcing Governor Law in the Punjab, there was no point in stopping for PML(N). The second long march started from Lahore to Islamabad led by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif ended after less than 24 hours restoring all Judiciary to prior 3rd November 2007 state.
Many people called it act of selfishness but i respectfully disagree because Lawyers Leadership requested PML(N) formally this time and I know one thing no worker on the road was disappointed, standing alone on road after years of preparation, on vanished leadership.
Denied Opportunity to Turnover Government:
It was matter of time in second long march that could turnover government of PPP. But that could only bring back the culture of 1990s i.e. 2-3 years government terms resulting in high possibility of military takeover. People never realize that turnover of any government with un/extra constitutional way always result in uncertainty which directly impact country’s economics, foreign investment and growth. If you see history of Pakistan’s Economy, the growth after every un/extra constitutional government turnover resulted in worst of growth rate of country.
Current Situation of Punjab:
2 years back a classmate of mine, supporter of PPP, was claiming that within a month Punjab Government will liquidate. I am still waiting for that to happen. If anyone today denies the work in Punjab done by Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif then either he is kidding or its just “MAIN NAHI MANTAAA!!!”. After that only argument remains is “All good things done only in Lahore”. Well the answer is very simple, recently model villages launched for flood affected area, did Flood hit Lahore? A project of proving IT Labs completed recently in 36 districts, does Lahore covers 36 districts? The answer is again NO.
Here are some “Half-Facts” that are commonly used to humiliate PML(N) leadership without admitting the actual “Realities”.
PML(N) is created By Establishment:
If anyone can remember the year 1988 then how can he forget 1999? If anyone says that PML(N) is created by establishment then how can he forget about the fact that it was kicked out by “Establishment” in 1999? From 12 October 1999 the party has suffered and struggled a lot but never compromised on principle stand. One must notice that if he is going backwards from 2011 to 1988, he must pass through 1999.
Sharif Family Have Robbed The Nation To Build Own Assets:
Sharif Family is doing business from 1930. The major boom in business came in 1971, was then they were in Government? Ans is simply NO. Their business never defaulted, always made profit and always paid taxes. Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif became CM Punjab in November 1990 for the first time. They had earnings of 40 years with them and critics just ignore the fact and make statement like the family was below the poverty line in 1990.
I stated all the facts with supporting sources and political facts. These are the reasons why I support PML(N) and its leadership.
My Leadership may not be perfect, but it’s Goods less Bads that made me support PML(N).
A Message To PTI Supporters: If you don’t do any of following then please don’t feel offended as this article is for those only who did and do it. If you feel offended in any way then please pay attention to final paragraph.
When it comes to political discussions we all often react immaturely because most of the times we are attached with personalities because of more than their political image. Even then political discussions and answers must be kept relevant to the topic but not personal attacks. Many of my friends who supports PTI and Imran Khan told me (which I also felt was true) that now non-political people (who never took interest in politics, never even thought of casting a vote) are supporting PTI and Imran Khan. So it is pretty much expected from such people to violate simple political discussion rule which mentioned earlier.
I don’t support Imran Khan or PTI and i have my reasons. I recently had long discussions with my friends on various forums about his “political in-capabilities”. Surprisingly i came to know that any one who is not supporting Imran Khan must have one (or in many cases all) of the following quality or must answer following question which have nothing to do with “Politics”, “Imran Khan” or “PTI”:
1. You Are Anti-Pakistan:
Most of times answer of IK followers starts with “I don’t think you want to see better Pakistan”. Why “Better Pakistan” is only bound to supporting Imran Khan. How in earth answer to questions about Imran Khan’s policies is “You don’t want to see better Pakistan?”.
2. You Are Anti-Islam:
No wonder why around the globe perception about Muslims as extremists couldn’t get changed. Islam is the most lenient Religion which teach us to respect believers of other religions as well but most among us act like “Islam k Theky Dar” (Guardians of Islam) that they have right to exclude anyone from the religion and declare him as a Non-Muslim. Only Allah Almighty’s judgment will show us all who was Muslim and who was not. Plus no one ever realizes that what remedies are required by a Muslim if he states another Muslim as Non-Muslim.
3. You Will Be Answerable to Allah (GOD):
There is a very popular yet “used for humiliation” phrase in Pakistan: “Khuda k agy kia jawab do gay kal ko?” (What will you answer to GOD on Judgment Day about this act?). The answer is very simple that i will be answerable to what i did, I will be answerable to obligations on me and I know that following Imran Khan Blindly is not an obligation on me.
4. You Are Supporting Policies of Establishment:
Oh yes! I am an agent of establishment. Just because i asked where did Imran Khan go in June 2008 leaving thousands of social activist, reformers and political workers on the road calling off “Long March” and ruining all the efforts of half year, i became Agent of Establishment. Establishment don’t have to hire me if want good for my country by asking the reason from a “Leader” why he left in middle.
5. You Want To Obey American and Foreign Orders:
At first i thought this was a Sarcasm because more than half of Imran Khan’s supporters are students and most of them are doing anything they can just to run out of Pakistan. Yet they all stating that IK will rule out American Policies, Dictatorship, Foreign pressures, etc for emergence of an Independent Pakistan. But this point still couldn’t justify the questions how Imran Khan will make Pakistan “Independent” again. I guess i am too dumb to understand that “I am in support of foreign dictatorship” was the answer.
6. You Are Paid Supporter Of PML(N):
If i am paid by PML(N), Establishment and getting remuneration on supporting Foreign Dictatorship then why the hell i am doing job? i should be sitting home, relaxing, watching movies and simply doing nothing. Oh did i make that mistake again? Yes i did! Being a Paid supporter was the actual answer of “How can IK bring change will all known, corrupt, already tried politicians who change their party less than average lease period time of a car loan”.
7. You Disappointed Me With Your Views:
Well what can i say about that? I don’t wake up daily to make you happy and proud. If you are disappointed than just answer to the questions about IK’s incapability to have Internal elections in his own party while humiliating all other parties that they are not actual parties but only dictatorships. Talking about dictatorship, next time before getting “Disappointed” on me please try to read constitution of PTI in detail.
8. You Should Get Your Facts Right:
Well my friend, i know you have an answer to my question. I had too, many times before but i never dictated you such things. If you want to be more convincing then get more evidence and supporting argument rather being my research mentor. Please show some “Political Discussion Ethics”. There were many times that your Leader was wrong, his allegations were dummy but surely you won’t found a word of “dictative advice” from me in political discussions.
9. Keep Your Views To Yourself:
Freedom to write, freedom to say, freedom to follow someone or not: were these concepts formed only for memorizing their definitions to get more marks so that one can get on top in merit list of “GO Amreeka GO’s Fulbright scholarship” ?.
If freedom to speak for anyone is to say one party’s leader as “Kutta” (Dog) or “Diesel” then he must show some courage to bear someone else’s freedom. Specially when it is actually a political discussion rather personal humiliating attacks.
Political Discussion In It’s Spirit:
It is our responsibility to keep our personal feeling aside while answering a question related to our political leadership. Political discussion is one thing i am doing from as long as i can remember and i always got the comment “Why do you talk on such topics? there is no conclusion or benefit!” and PTI supporters have “actually” started talking part in such discussions. Before few months, rather before 30th October Jalsa, i could hardly do discussion with PTI Supporters (except a few) but I am doing such discussion with PPP and Musharaf’s Supporters from years. I found PPP supporters very much attached with their leaders and they do get hyper and pass personal comments, but only personal to other leaders but not myself. But titles i got by not supporting Imran Khan are no way near to what the actual questions were. Discussions should base on facts, figures, arguments and evidence. Labeling someone with humiliating statements just shows the well being of your own.
We always say that politics is a “Dirty Game” but it is actually we who made this game “Dirty”.
Sitting on table waiting for Lunch Deal at Pizza Parlor, watching news on typical 32 Inch LCD screen about minorities rights being suppressed in Pakistan suddenly Conversation started:
Friend 1: Pakistan was meant to be a secular state; Jinnah always wanted Pakistan to be a Secular State!
Friend 2: No! That’s not true!
Friend 1: Yes it is! Jinnah always wanted a secular state.
Friend 2 (Smiled & Said): Just read Qaid-e-Azam’s Speech on State Bank Inauguration. Jinnah urged nation to adopt Islam Way of Living.
Friend 1: Ok! If I accept that Jinnah wanted an Islamic State then there is no right of Muslims to violate minorities’ rights!
Well this conversation answered my question which I had been asking to myself that why the argument “Jinnah wanted Pakistan to be a secular state” has been raised in recent years when the whole ideology of Pakistan was based on Islamic State!
This shows the reaction of people to go for an alternative solution if they are unable to impose actual solution. What if State become secular still minorities treated bitterly? Then surely same people will be demanding for a National State or whatsoever!
Being a Muslim Student I am proud to say that
Rights of Minorities are best served in Islam. If it isn’t in an Islamic State then there is something wrong with the implementation of Islam Laws!
Following is the speech on the inauguration of the State Bank of Pakistan, July 1, 1948 by Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The speech is shared in the context what Jinnah really wanted Pakistan to be!
Mr. Governor, Directors of State Bank, Ladies and Gentlemen.
The opening of the State Bank of Pakistan symbolizes the sovereignty of our State in the financial sphere and I am very glad to be here today to perform the opening ceremony. It was not considered feasible to start a Bank of our own simultaneously with the coming into being of Pakistan in August last year. A good deal of preparatory work must precede the inauguration of an institution responsible for such technical and delicate work as note issue and banking. To allow for this preparation, it was provided, under the Pakistan Monetary System and Reserve Bank Order, 1947, that the Reserve Bank of India should continue to be the currency and banking authority of Pakistan till the 30th September, 1948. Later on it was felt that it would be in the best interests of our State if the Reserve Bank of India were relieved of its functions in Pakistan, as early as possible. The State of transfer of these functions to a Pakistan agency was consequently advanced by three months in agreement with the Government of India and the Reserve Bank. It was at the same time decided to establish a Central Bank of Pakistan in preference to any other agency for managing our currency and banking. This decision left very little time for the small band of trained personnel in this field in Pakistan to complete the preliminaries and they have by their untiring effort and hard work completed their task by the due date which is very creditable to them, and I wish to record a note of our appreciation of their labours.
As you have observed, Mr. Governor in undivided India banking was kept a close preserve of non-Muslims and their migration from Western Pakistan has caused a good deal of dislocation in the economic life of our young State. In order that the wheels of commerce and industry should run smoothly, it is imperative that the vacuum caused by the exodus of non-Muslims should be filled without delay. I am glad to note that schemes for training Pakistan nationals in banking are in hand. I will watch their progress with interest and I am confident that the State Bank will receive the co-operation of all concerned including the banks and Universities in pushing them forward. Banking will provide a new and wide field in which the genius of our young men can find full play. I am sure that they will come forward in large numbers to take advantage of the training facilities which are proposed to be provided. While doing so, they will not only be benefiting themselves but also contributing to the well-being of our State.
I need hardly dilate on the important role that the State Bank will have to play in regulating the economic life of our country. The monetary policy of the bank will have a direct bearing on our trade and commerce, both inside Pakistan as well as with the outside world and it is only to be desired that your policy should encourage maximum production and a free flow of trade. The monetary policy pursued during the war years contributed, in no small measure, to our present day economic problems. The abnormal rise in the cost of living has hit the poorer sections of society including those with fixed incomes very hard indeed and is responsible to a great extent for the prevailing unrest in the country. The policy of the Pakistan Government is to stabilize prices at a level that would be fair to the producer, as well as the consumer. I hope your efforts will be directed in the same direction in order to tackle this crucial problem with success.
I shall watch with keenness the work of your Research Organization in evolving banking practices compatible with Islamic ideas of social and economic life. The economic system of the West has created almost insoluble problems for humanity and to many of us it appears that only a miracle can save it from disaster that is not facing the world. It has failed to do justice between man and man and to eradicate friction from the international field. On the contrary, it was largely responsible for the two world wars in the last half century. The Western world, in spite of its advantages, of mechanization and industrial efficiency is today in a worse mess than ever before in history. The adoption of Western economic theory and practice will not help us in achieving our goal of creating a happy and contended people. We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind.
May the Sate Bank of Pakistan prosper and fulfill the high ideals which have been set as its goal.
In the end I thank you, Mr. Governor, for the warm welcome given to me by you and your colleagues, and the distinguished guests who have graced this occasion as a mark of their good wishes and the honour your have done me in inviting me to perform this historic opening ceremony of the State Bank which I feel will develop into one of our greatest national institutions and play its part fully throughout the world.
The bold part of speech clearly represents what Jinnah really wanted Pakistan to be! It is just one speech which I think is enough, otherwise anyone can explore history and I’m sure will find the same.
Soucre: Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Speeches and Statements as Governor General of Pakistan 1947 – 48. Published (1989) by Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Directorate of Films & Publications, Islamabad