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Our National Hero

English Essay on "Our National Hero"

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, is our national hero. His name will be remembered with great honor in the history of mankind. He fought' sincerely and selflessly the battle of freedom for the Muslims and won in the long run.

Our Quaid-e-Azam, which means the great leader, was born in Karachi on the 25th of December, 1875. During his childhood he used to work excessively hard and showed his qualities as a talented child After completing his primary and secondary education in the Sindh Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi, he was sent to England for higher studies. He came back to Karachi as a Barrister. Karachi was not a big business and industrial center in those days, so he had to go to Bombay to carve out his successful career in Law. In the' beginning he joined some service but later on started his legal practice.

Those were the days of the British rule and the then Indians were fighting for the freedom from the foreign yoke. Quaid-e-Azam, as his nature was, could not lag behind in this sacred task and soon by his persistent devotion to duty, sincerity and enthusiasm came to the front row of the freedom fighters. In the beginning he joined the Indian National Congress and believed that Muslims and Hindus should join' hands to free their motherland from the British rulers. He also believed that Hindus and Muslims should live peacefully as members of one nation. But, later on, he changed his standpoint in view of the ,activities of the Hindus which were becoming increasingly detrimental to the cause of the' Muslims. The one-nation theory was also given up and he began to think that the Muslims are different from the Hindus in every respect and therefore he propounded the two-nation theory in India and supported vehemently the idea of a separate Independent Muslim State.

For this he joined the Muslim League a political organization representing all the Muslims of India. In the year 1933 he was elected the President of all India Muslim League, That office he held till Pakistan came into being. It was under his president ship that the all India Muslim League passed the famous Pakistan Resolution in the historic annual session held in the Minto Park, Lahore in the year 1940. In this Resolution the Muslims resolved to get the British India divided and to have a separate Muslim state termed as Pakistan.

Quaid-e-Azam worked very hard to achieve this end. In this sacred task of freedom-fighting he was assisted by his most trusted lieutenant, Khan Liaqat Ali Khan. He had to struggle very hard continuously for over a decade to translate the idea of Pakistan into reality. This he did most successfully in the teeth of very tough opposition-opposition from the Hindus who were in an overwhelming majority opposition from the British who were in power in India and who did their worst to harm the Muslims and opposition from a section of the Muslims, the so called Nationalist Muslims.

He succeeded in the long run and the whole world was surprised to see that Pakistan became a reality on the 14th August 1947 when our Quaid-e-Azam took over as her first Governor General and Khan Liaqat Ali Khan as her first Prime Minister. Quaid-e-Azam did not take rest afterwards. He worked hard than ever for the consolidation of Pakistan, our dear home-land. The British rulers left for good, leaving deceitfully a large number of problems for our country. Quaide-e-Azam continued his efforts to surmount the problems and difficulties. But his health failed, it was already fast deteriorating, and he breathed his last on the 11th September, 1948, just one year after independence. He was laid to rest in Karachi, the place where he was born and where he became the first Governor General of Pakistan.

Quaid-e-Azam is our national hero. He is, indeed, one of the greatest leader of the world. His political career covers a very wide span of about half a century. This career is the most spotless one that the world has ever known. Even his enemies admit the integrity of his character. It is our duty as the true Pakistanis to follow his footsteps and work honestly for the solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan---the land of the Pak or the pious people'. Let us try to be 'pious' in the true sense. Let us uphold the biggest motto of our Qaid "Unity, Discipline, Faith."

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