23rd March is the day of great historical importance in Pakistan. On this day resolution for a separate country for Muslims was presented by the prominent leaders of Muslims in Iqbal Park, Lahore. It was a milestone in the journey of freedom of Muslims. Till now this day is celebrated with great zeal and zest.
The resolution was presented by the prominent leader of Muslims, A.K Fazul ul Haq. It had stated three major demands of Muslims of sub-continent, that are as follows:
- No constitutional plan would be workable or acceptable to the Muslims unless geographical contiguous units are demarcated into regions which should be so constituted with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary.
- That adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards shall be specifically provided in the constitution for minorities in the units and in the regions for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights of the minorities.
- That geographically contiguous units are demarcated into regions which should be constituted, with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary that the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North Western and Eastern Zones of (British) India should be grouped to constitute ‘independent states’ in which the constituent units should be autonomous and sovereign.
This resolution made a marked difference in the history. With the passing of the resolution controversies also started taking rounds. Different false interpretations were made by Hindu leaders. But at last with the untiring efforts of Muslims it turned into reality with the emergence of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on world map. Minar-e-Pakistan was constructed on the same place in remembrance of the sacrifices of our for fathers.
Till today we, in the remembrance of the efforts of our fore father celebrate this day with renewal of this promise that we will not stop from any sacrifice for our beloved country. We all must love and be loyal to our country as it has given us freedom and identity.
I end with a prayer that our country live long and flourish day and night.