In the Independence movement lead by Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (founder father of Pakistan) lead a great emphasis on safeguarding equal rights and socio-economic rights of non-Muslims, who accompanied with him in the battle of accomplishing Pakistan.
Quaid-e-Azam guaranteed that Pakistan will give appropriate equivalent rights to the minorities. Some of his quotation are as per the following,
“Minorities to whichever community they may belong; will be safeguarded. Their religion or faith or belief will be secure.
There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship. They will have their protection with regard to their religion, faith, their life, their culture. They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste or creed.”
“They will have their rights and privileges and no doubt, along with it goes the obligation of citizenship.”
“Therefore, the minorities have their responsibilities also and they will play their part in the affairs of this state. As long as the minorities are loyal to the State and owe true allegiance and as long as I have any power, they need have no apprehension of any kind.” “Our hearts go out to them, and we shall consider no effort too great to help them and secure their well being….”
After death of Quaid.e.Azam, Many Leaders went back and forth yet no one give importance to the equivalent rights for minorities ,they just had done religious enactments in the constitution of Pakistan to make religious minorities second degree residents of the nation. Indeed, even the Constitution made under the supervision of Christian Chief justice Cornelius who was also lash out by the contracted mentality of the ruler. Decade after decade absence of religious broadening dragged the nation into five most perilous nations of the world for aggrieved minorities. In addition, bias outlook mortified Pakistan on the globe.
Resultantly, Christian and different minorities had a higher rank of asylum seekers from Pakistan. Indeed, now there are more than 300 families in Thailand as Refugees. They flew from Pakistan due to religious dangers and still they are being unheard.
It’s an appeal to United Nations and European Countries to follow up and open their entryways for minorities who were the objective of religious oppression. Minorities day got an official reorganization in 2009 by the efforts of Former Minister of Pakistan’s minorities affairs Shehbaz Clement Bhatti who was killed on 2nd march 2011 by tehreek e Taliban in Islamabad.
Yet at the same time Pakistani Christians and different minorities are make progress toward the rights that Quaid e Azam guaranteed for.
Minorities are searching for a pioneer like Quaid e Azam who could give them a help and give them their prestige,status and rights. On this day we minorities feel need to express gratitude toward Quaid e Azam for his worries. It was Quaid’s affection and acknowledgment to the minorities that he doled out 35% of the white part as speaking to minorities on the national flag.
concluded by Chauhdry Amon