LAHORE – Pakistani nation was a brave nation that has the potential to face problems and crises. The teachers should create awareness among the students about the Two-Nation Theory, history of establishment of Pakistan and the heroes of Pakistan Movement.
These views were expressed by Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) Vice Chairman Dr Rafique Ahmad at Aiwan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan Friday while addressing one day Ideological Training Workshop. The workshop was arranged by NPT in collaboration with Punjab Education Department. A large number of Assistant Education Officers from all over Punjab attended the workshop.
Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad on the occasion said that Pakistan was undergoing a lot of problems these days but the nation had enough fortitude to resolve them. He said that Hindus and Muslims were two separate nations. The former had always hated the later, he added. The recent example of exploitation of Muslims by Hindus can be seen in India.
Only teachers can play an important role to interpret historical facts about the Pakistan Movement and the reasons behind creation of Pakistan. He said that it was the duty of every individual to make the country a Modern Islamic Welfare state. He said that they should live their lives as per the golden principles of Islam.
He said that geography of the country, seasons, minerals, fertile lands, beautiful valleys, streams and all other things add to the glory of the country. Pakistani students, he said, had the best intelligence quotient level the world over adding the role of Muslim scientists in the inventions could not be ignored.
No nation, he said, could survive without an ideology. The US citizens are proud of their way of life, the British are fond of English traditions and the Germans like their technology.
All the ideologies, he stressed keep the nation united. He said that the Two Nation Theory was a matter of pride for the Pakistani nation that was an other name of Islamic identity. He ruled out the propaganda that Quaid-i-Azam was a secular leader saying he (Quaid) liked Islam and its principles.
Dr Rafique highlighted the importance of education on the basic level; and said that by feeding the minds of students a way could be paved to the revolution. He said that the teachers should study Allama Iqbal’s Khutba-i-Alabad and Quaid-i-Azam’s 1940 address to PML session at Lahore.