Pakistan created with the help of typewriters and clerks

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got Pakistan but is this the Pakistan he dreamed of?


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"I won Pakistan with the help of a typewriter and a clerk."


This sentence belongs to Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Jaswant Singh, a former Indian foreign minister, writes in his book, Distribution from the Jinnah Alliance, that Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah were born into the professional business class of Kathiawar. But there was no similarity between the two. Gandhi was a practicing Hindu while the latter, Jinnah, was a reckless follower of Islam. While Jinnah used religion as a means to achieve political ends, religion and faith remained the basis of both Gandhi's life and politics. Thoreau and Tolstoy had a profound effect on Gandhi, while Ghoghale and Dadabhai had only a political influence on Jinnah.

In one way or another, these two not only tremendously influenced the decades-long independence movement but also gave this war a special shape. Gandhi admitted the failure of his search, while Jinnah said that he had won Pakistan with the help of a typewriter and a clerk.

American historian Stanley Wolpert begins his book, Jinnah of Pakistan, with these words: 'Very few personalities turn the tide of history in a significant way, less are those who change the map of the world There is hardly anyone who has the honor of creating a nation-state.


Addressing the Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, Jinnah said that you are free to go to your temples, mosques, and places of worship (for the purpose of worship) regardless of your religion, nationality or caste. The (new) state will have no problems in this regard.

On November 14, 1946, Muhammad Ali Jinnah held a press conference in New Delhi. Then the tension will subside and these minorities will then be settled as a minority. Jinnah announced that minorities in Pakistan would be treated better than Muslims if possible. No one will get less and no one will get more rights. The state will treat them on an equal footing.

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In a speech addressed to the United States in February 1948, Muhammad Ali Jinnah said, "I believe that the constitution will be democratic in nature, which will include the essential basic tenets of Islam, the same principles that apply today in real life." The deeds are the same as they were 1400 years ago. Islam and its concepts have taught us democracy, it has taught us human equality, justice, and justice for all. We are the inheritors of these glorious traditions and are fully aware of our responsibilities and duties while drafting the Constitution of Pakistan.

The founders of Pakistan were fierce opponents of dictatorship and disliked all forms of dictatorship. Whether it was a military dictatorship or a personal dictatorship in the name of democracy, he was so opposed to taking interest in military politics that when Subhash Chandra Bose formed the Indian National Army with the help of Japan, Quaid-i-Azam strongly condemned it, saying that the army Does not have the authority to disobey the order of the civilian authority.

Speaking at Staff College Quetta in June 1948 after the formation of Pakistan, he said that the army must respect the constitution. In Pakistan that Quaid-e-Azam dreamed of, the people were the supreme power.

After these thoughts of Quaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it became very clear what kind of state he wanted to make Pakistan. The question is whether today's Pakistan is in line with the ideas of Quaid-e-Azam.

So it is sad to say that if Pakistan was a mirror of the ideas of its founder, instead of mentioning these ideas orally, we would make our country a practical model, look around us and proudly tell the world that this is the founder. There is a picture of the concepts of Pakistan and their practical interpretation. But we have no freedom of thought in any field, no tolerance, no political tolerance, no reflection in religious circles. Freedom of thought is not a sign of it. Yes, there are many restrictions on thought.

If the God-given state of Pakistan is to be included in the ranks of dignified countries, the politicians will have to come together and make a new development agreement in the light of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's ideas. Institutions will have to go back to their limits. Civilian supremacy must take precedence. If the real rule is of the people, then the country will run on the path of development.


(This article is based on the author's personal opinions, with which the organization does not have to agree)

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