Lahore: A special meeting of the Board of Governors of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust was held in Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan, Lahore. The participants of the meeting unanimously elected former president of Pakistan
Muhammad Rafique Tarar as the Chairman of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and it was also decided that the other office bearers i.e. Vice Chairman Prof. Dr. Rafique Ahmad, Vice Chairperson Begum Majeeda Wyne, Chief Coordinator Mian Farooq Altaf, Convener Women Wing Begum Mehnaz Rafiq, Convener Madar-i-Millat Centre Dr. Parveen Khan and Secretary Mr. Shahid Rashid shall perform their duties as usual.
During the meeting, Ms. Rameeza Majid Nizami, the Daughter of Late Dr. Majid Nizami was unanimously elected as member of the Board of Governors. Several resolutions mirroring the aspirations of the Pakistani people were moved and unanimously approved by the members of the Board of Governors.
One of the resolutions expressed deep grief and sorrow on the sad demise of the dynamic Pakistan Movement veteran, unique journalist and Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust’s Chairman Dr. Majid Nizami. His death was termed a great national loss and the vacuum caused by it would remain unfulfilled, the participants opined.
A glowing tribute was paid to his national, religious and journalistic services terming him the greatest torch-bearer of the ideology of Pakistan and the two-nation theory who had devoted his life to strengthening the rationale of Pakistan. The glorious services rendered by him for fifteen years through the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust’s platform with all his might and main would always be remembered. His stupendous struggle would serve as a beacon in furthering the great task of nation-building, the participants observed. His august and auspicious presence among the Pakistani people was a source of courage and reassurance. He may well be compared to an impregnable citadel vis-à-vis the enemies of Islam and Pakistan.
His lively views heralded a bright and safe future of Pakistan. He managed to set new standards of courage and truthfulness in the ideological, religious and journalistic fields. He was, undoubtedly, the “Rahbar-i-Pakistan”. The resolution expressed the firm resolve of the participants to take the mission of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust with all the more zeal and zest on the guide-lines set by the departed one, and no stone could be left unturned to get his vision of transforming Pakistan into a modern Islamic democratic and welfare state, materialized.
The resolution also assured the deceased’s daughter and successor Ms. Rameeza Majid Nizami of the participants’ full co-operation and praying for her success.
In an important resolution, the participants of the meeting thanked the President of the Pakistan Muslim League Punjab and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for his support to further the aims and objectives of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust. The participants appreciated his cooperation in the projects and activities of the Trust.
In another resolution, the participants welcomed the positive development in the operation “Zarb-i-Azb” launched by the Government against the terrorists in North Waziristan. They observed that it was imperative to annihilate the anti-state elements, using the state power. The resolution expressed satisfaction that the Government as well as the military institutions were on the same page regarding the counter-terrorism policy.
In yet another resolution, the participants expressed their solidarity with the IDPs and demanded of the Government to take all the possible measure to alleviate the sufferings of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were offering great sacrifice such as leaving their homes in order that the operation may come to the intended conclusion and to root out the menace of terrorism. It was observed that the fellow countrymen of the IDPs have great respect for them and would always remember the trials and tribulations they are going through for the sake of their compatriots. Moreover, history would record their sacrifices. The resolution appealed to the people to make generous donations to the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust’s relief fund for the IDPs.
In another resolution, the international community was severely condemned for its criminal indifference to the Israeli aggression in Gaza and demanded of the UNO to protect the unarmed Palestinians against the Israeli terrorism. The OIC (the Organization of Islamic Conference) was also called upon not to rest contented with passing resolutions. Being the representative of the Muslim unity, it must warn Israel against perpetrating barbaric acts against the Palestinians; otherwise all the Islamic countries would declare war on Israel. The Government was called upon to raise a voice in favour of the Palestinian brethren on all the international forums.
Another resolution made it clear that Pakistan could not afford political instability and disruption in view of its internal situation and that of the whole region. Both the Government and the opposition were called upon to settle their differences through negotiation and desist from taking measures that could jeopardise the continuity of the democratic process.
Another resolution called upon the Government to make immediate arrangements for the Pakistanis besieged in Bangladesh. It was also demanded that Government should take all the possible measures to establish close relations with the Bangladeshi people.
The participants demanded that the Government make the reciting of “Kalam-i-Iqbal” along with the national anthem compulsory in all the Government and public educational institutions. One of the resolutions demanded that the Government must come up with comprehensive planning for preserving the natural environment and conserving the wild-life of Pakistan and for ensuring sustainable progress. The participants expressed their deep reservations about the water, air and noise pollution and the diseases resulting from them, and demanded effective measures to improve the situation.
In another resolution, a deep concern was expressed about the widening of sectarian and creed differences by the anti-state elements and the nation was appealed to maintain complete unity and sectarian harmony among their ranks. The participants vehemently condemned the peculiar elements that were out to tarnish the personality of the Quaid-i-Azam and the ideology of Pakistan and demanded that these ramblers be blacklisted on the media. In the perspective of the energy crisis, the participants demanded that the Government should convince all the provinces regarding the utility of the Kalabagh Dam and forth-with start building it and bring to completion the other power-producing projects, too.
It was demanded that keeping in view the poverty situation of our country, the govt. should initiate projects to provide cheap electricity to the masses. In another resolution it was recalled that the Quaid-i-Azam had termed Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan politically and militarily and he was strongly desirous of seeing Kashmir annexed to Pakistan till his last breath. Hence it is incumbent on our political and military leadership to pronounce holy war on India in order to fulfill the Quaid’s wish.
The participants tried to bring the idea home to the Government that India’s usurpative occupation of Kashmir and its inhuman oppression and suppression of the Kashmiris, its plan of turning Pakistan into a desert by building more that 60 dams on the Pakistani rivers and its instigation of terrorism across Pakistan and incitement of the separatist elements in Baluchistan through its consultates in Afghanistan would surely make the Pakistani people reject any idea of trade links or friendship with India. Hence the Government should rather contrive to recover Kashmir than make friends with India. The participants vehemently condemned the peculiar set of media-persons carrying on the preaching of friendship with India under the title “Amn ki Asha”.
Another resolution demanded the inclusion of the ideology of Pakistan in the curriculum prepared anew on every level so that our upcoming generations may be acquainted with the rationale of our dear homeland and its importance and greatness. The Government was called upon to evolve a code of conduct for media and get it strictly implemented. PEMRA was called upon to ensure a complete ban on the broadcasts of the Indian T.V channels. Another resolution demanded that the Government ensure the welfare and well-being of women and eliminate any threats to their life, property and honour, so that they could play their role in the national progress.
The participants expressed their deep concern over the increasing incidents of violence against women and children and demanded that the govt. should take strict action against the criminals.
The participants demanded in another resolution that the Government improve the economic situation, so that our young might be provided with honourable employment within the country and they don’t have to go abroad due to the spiking unemployment causing the most unfortunate brain drain.