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    It seems that according to Jinnah, the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani is to achieve a society completely free […]

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I am Khurram Ali Shafique. This website is a humble effort to share my researches about the identity of Pakistan, which I believe to be connected with a great current of enlightened thought existing acorss cultures, but often ignored by the academia. Thank you for being here, and I hope that you will enjoy.

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The purpose of Pakistan according to Jinnah


According to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it is the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani to completely eradicate poverty and fear from society before turning to anything else.

It seems that according to Jinnah, the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani is to achieve a society completely free from poverty and fear, and not dissipate energies on anything else until this goal has been achieved first.

Here is some evidence.

Fact 1: the most frequently mentioned goal


The immediate uplift of the masses is the single most frequently mentioned goal in his public statements. He repeated it practically every time he spoke from 1936 till his death, except when the occasion restricted him to some specific issue other than this.

Hence, the issue was emphasized in (a) the election manifesto issued by the League in 1936 and many resolutions passed subsequently, including the Pakistan Resolution; (b) each and every presidential address delivered by Jinnah on the annual sessions of the League after 1936, and in the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan; and (c) various addresses to the civil and military officers, speech at the opening ceremony of the State Bank, and so on.

The words used were “the people’s welfare”, “the wellbeing of the people”, “the immediate uplift” of the masses, “the betterment” of the citizens and “good life”.

The areas in which he wanted this uplift to happen were economic, social, educational and political.

The terms used, especially after independence, were “Islamic social justice” and “Islamic socialism”, explained by him as “to remove want and fear of all types.”

For instance:

It should be our aim not only to remove want and fear of all types, but also to secure liberty, fraternity and equality as enjoined upon us by […]

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