New Delhi: Pakistan founder MA Jinnah had spoken about “welfare and well-being of all the communities” in Pakistan in a speech made on the day of the country’s creation but not made public so far.
In the brief speech recorded by All India Radio on August 14, 1947, Jinnah had invoked Prophet Mohammad and emperor Akbar to emphasise that “tolerance and goodwill” would be shown to non-Muslims in Pakistan.
“It will be our constant effort to work for the welfare and well-being of all the communities in Pakistan and I hope that everyone will be inspired by the idea of public service and they will be imbued with the spirit of cooperation and will show the political and civic virtues which go to make a great nation,” he had said.
Invoking the Prophet, Jinnah had said that he had “not only by words but by deeds treated the Jews and Christians handsomely after he conquered them. He showed to them utmost tolerance and regard and respect for their faith and beliefs.
“The whole history of Muslims where they rule is replete with those humane and great principles and which should be followed and practised by us.”
The speech was recorded in Karachi but never made public, according to ‘Outlook’ magazine which published it.
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