Islamabad (Web Desk): The nation on Wednesday celebrated 144th birth anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with traditional zeal and respect.
Quaid was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi. A lawyer and a politician by profession he served as the leader of All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on August 14, 1947.
A change of guards’ ceremony was also held at the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam in Karachi. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Military Academy took over the guard duty from Pakistan Air Force.
Later, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also visited the mausoleum to pay homage to the Quaid.
The national flag will be hoisted on the principal government buildings across the country. Special events have been arranged to highlight and promote Jinnah’s ideas and views particularly with regard to rule of law, supremacy of the Constitution and upholding of democracy.
Following Pakistan’s independence Jinnah held the position of the nation’s first governor general until his death on September 11, 1948. The day dawn with special prayers in the mosques for the peace, progress and prosperity of the country.