A ceremony organised by the High Commission of Pakistan to pay homage to the Founding Father of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was held at the High Commission premises in connection with his 141st birth anniversary celebrations.
The ceremony was held under the theme “Hamara Quaid and Main Hon Quaid ka Pakistan”.
High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, in his address, paid tribute to the Quaid for his untiring struggle and meritorious efforts in the creation of Pakistan. He stressed that the creation of Pakistan would not have been possible without the diligent efforts, singularity of purpose, vision and leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat said that Quaid-e-Azam was a constitutionalist, who believed in democracy and social justice. His struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent was aimed at creating a country where the Muslims could practice their religious, cultural and social values freely, he added.
A commemorative cake was also cut by the High Commissioner along with the officials of the High Commission during the ceremony.