Monday, 23 March 2009

Message on 23 March 2009

Message on 23 March 2009

Dear Pakistani friends and colleagues aslamo alaykam

I want to congratulate you all on occasion of 23 March – another year in life of Pakistan. Brothers and sisters on this day you have to ask yourselves, is it this Pakistan your forefathers envisaged or they had a different dream?

Please don’t get angry, but I am sure this is not the Pakistan Qaaid e Azam created for you. The Pakistan he envisaged still remains a distant dream. Geography of that Pakistan has been considerably reduced due to follies of those who ruled this country.

Today even constituent parts of Pakistan are not happy, and have you ever cared to think why? I hope you will agree with me that the kind of Pakistan we have before us is not a country one could be proud of. You need to put personal interests, rivalries, ego, extremism, regionalism and ethnicity behind you and make a new start to save Pakistan and serve Pakistan.

Make Pakistan a country worth living, a country one could be proud off, a country which is democratic, a country which is economically and politically stable and country which is at peace with itself and with its neighbours.

As a Kashmiri and a well wisher I wish all the best to you, and sincerely hope that Pakistan becomes democratic, stable and prosperous.

Dr Shabir Choudhry

Writer is a Spokesman of Kashmir National Party, political analyst and author of many books and booklets. Also he is Director Institute of Kashmir Affairs. Email:

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