He was addressing members of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust while reviewing the ongoing project of Aiwan-e-Quaid-e-Azam in Johar Town today. Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Chairman Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Majid Nizami, Vice Chairman Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Commissioner Lahore, Director General LDA and members of Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust were present. The Chief Minister described Aiwan-e-Quaid-e-Azam as a glorious project and expressed the hope that it will serve as an effective think tank for the propagation of the ideals of Quaid-e-Azam and the objectives of Pakistan Movement. He said that there is a need to apprise the young generation of the struggle for creation of Pakistan and the supreme sacrifices made for this purpose. He appreciated the fact that Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust is promoting ideological awareness in the youth.
Shahbaz Sharif said that in order to achieve the goal of progress and prosperity of the country it is necessary to achieve self-reliance and shed the charity of Aghyaar. He said that young generation should also be informed through Aiwan-e-Quaid-e-Azam how the nation can get rid of foreign dictation and the charity of Aghyaar which is at the cost of national dignity and honour. He lamented the fact that corruption is rampant in the country and funds of billions of rupees are being misappropriated while the people also have to face brutal load-shedding of electricity and gas. He said that though Punjab is facing shortage of funds due to machinations of federal government, still generous cooperation will be extended for the project which is of vital importance. He announced a sum of Rs. 107 million on behalf of Punjab government for the completion of the project at the earliest so that objectives of its establishment could be achieved. He said that Aiwan-e-Quaid-e-Azam project is an invaluable service to the country as it will help in the study and research on various aspects of Pakistan movement.
Earlier, Vice Chairman Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Dr. Rafique Ahmad informed the meeting about the important features of the project. He said that the project will cost 94 crore rupees and its first phase will be completed by March 30, 2013. Veteran journalist and Chairman Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust Majid Nizami also spoke on the occasion.