Lahore: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran has said that Pakistan was facing problems because it has defied the ideology on the basis of which it came into existence. He said that lack of education and non-participation in creation of new knowledge had created the problems the Muslims were facing today.
He was addressing a seminar organized by Punjab University Library at Jinnah Auditorium after inauguration four-day book exhibition on Pakistan Movement here on Wednesday. Former PU VC Prof Dr Rafique Ahmed, Professor Emeritus Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakrya, Col (r) Ikramullah Khan, Prof Dr Zahoor Ahmad Azhar, Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr Massarrat Abid, Chief Librarian Choudhary Muhammad Hanif, Deputy Chief Librarian Dr Haroon Usmani and a large number of participants were present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that a cabal of banking families was behind East India Company which enforced wars throughout the world and also funded Bolshevik Revolution. He said that these bankers were behind all major unrests in the world while usury was prohibited both in Islam and Christianity. He said that Muslims and Christians had a common enemy and these usurers wanted to enslave humanity. He said that Pakistan had no future without education and creation of new knowledge.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Rafique Ahmed said that we were zero when Pakistan came into being but unfortunately we could not progress. He said that we have failed to reduce poverty and amend our politics. He said that although Pakistan had all the qualities which were a must for any country to prosper but we could not move forward. He said that Pakistan had abundance of natural resources and its strategic location was very much important. He said that the country had the best human resource and the people had made great sacrifices at the time of Partition and whenever the country faced natural calamities. Because of these reasons, he added, our country must progress and we must come forward in the field of education to utilize these resources for development of Pakistan.
Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria said every Pakistani should fulfill his or her duties and it was need of the hour according to current situation of the country. He said that if we would perform our duties, our country would automatically progress and our institutions would be strengthened.
Dr Massarat Abid said if Pakistan could not have come into being, the Muslims of the region could have faced the same situation the people were facing in Indian Occupied Kashmir or Palestine. She said that the Muslims of the region could not live a respectful life if there was no Pakistan. She said that before partition, Muslims had almost no share in jobs, political designations, industries, press and in other important spheres of life because Hindus were dominating in every important field. She said that under two-and-a-half-year rule of Congress Ministries in 1937, the Muslims had to face serious problems and were in trouble. She said that Qauid-e-Azam did politics of principles and there were a very few people which could be traced in the history.
Later, Dr Zahoor Ahmed Azhar and participants prayed for the progress of the country. They also prayed for departed soul of former PU VC Dr Zulfiqar Malik. Earlier, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran and Dr Rafique Ahmed inaugurated four-day book exhibition on the theme of Pakistan Movement at PU Library.