A Secular, Liberal or a Leader of Islam?
There are many misconceptions that exist in today’s society regarding the founding father of Pakistan; some say that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wanted a state which was secular and had no influence of religion but only law and order; others say that he was in favour of liberalism. The points that are used to argue this views are generally taken from the famous address on 11th August 1947:
- You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the state.
- Now I think we should keep that in front of us as our ideal and you will find that in course of time Hindus…
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