Ashraf Ansari – Islamabad
Speakers at the NPC Pakistan Day ceremony held at Aiwan-i-Quaid here on Tuesday, paid glowing tributes to late Mr. Zahid Malik for his contribution to the cause of Pakistan and in highlighting the objectives of the Pakistan Movement.
They said, Zahid Malik had always stressed the need to follow teachings of the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the National Poet, Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
All his life he worked hard to inculcate in masses message of Quran, Sunnah and Love for Pakistan. For the first, he wrote world-acclaimed book “Subjects of Quran,” which has been translated into English, German and French; for the second, he was working on establishment of an International Seerat Centre and for the third he successfully carried out Aiwan-e-Quaid project where the Day was being celebrated.
Zahid Malik, said the speakers, always remained optimistic about the future of Pakistan but warned people against those who were not well-wishers of the country.
On the occasion, Zahid Malik’s speech delivered on August 14, 2016 was also screened which greatly inspired the audience.
Malik had delivered that speech at the Pakistan Day function at Aiwan-i-Quaid, only two days after his return from Beijing where he was getting treatment of cancer. Though weak and frail yet he was passionate in his address to the gathering.
Mr Malik in his speech explained the two-nation theory and criticized those pseudo intellectuals who were out to create confusion in the mind of the people about the objectives of Pakistan Movement. He said, Pakistan of the Quaid is paradise on earth having all the potentials to emerge as a fast moving economy.
One of the speakers Abid Iqbal Khari spoke high of Malik’s qualities of head and heart saying Zahid Malik’s words “Let’s think what we have given Pakistan” were like a beacon of light for him.
These words have great wisdom and serve as a lesson for every Pakistani. Abid called Malik a legendary personality and a role model.