Pakistan Monument, Islamabad

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Pakistan Monument is situated in Shaker padian near Zero Point of Islamabad.  It is a beautiful monument with a museum of Pakistan movement's history. All the renowned figures of Indus valley civilization are shown in the shape of sculptures and statues.


History and Structure of Pakistan Monument

Pakistan Monument was a dream of President Musharraf. He wanted to show the softer image of Pakistan with this great building. Pakistan Monument is shaped like a blooming flower with brown petals. It has total area of 2.8 hectares. The Petals of the Pakistan Monument engraved with the outlines of Badshahi Mosjid, Lahore Fort, Khyber Pass and Minar-e-Pakistan. The four main petals of the monument represent the four provinces of Pakistan. A metallic crescent surrounding the star is engraved with quotes of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. .

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Career of Quaid e Azam

Jinnah as LawyerThree years later, in January 1910, Jinnah was elected to the newly-constituted Imperial Legislative Council. All through his parliamentary career, which spanned some four decades, he was probably the most powerful voice in the cause of Indian freedom and Indian rights. Jinnah, who was also the first Indian to pilot a private member's Bill through the Council, soon became a leader of a group inside the legislature. Mr. Montagu (1879-1924), Secretary of State for India, at the close of the First World War, considered Jinnah "perfect mannered, impressive-looking, armed to the teeth with dialecties..."Jinnah, he felt, "is a very clever man, and it is, of course, an outrage that such a man should have no chance of running the affairs of his own country.

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Demand for Pakistan by Jinnah

Mazar-e-quaid"We are a nation", they claimed in the ever eloquent words of the Quaid-i-Azam- "We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of values and proportion, legal laws and moral code, customs and calandar, history and tradition, aptitudes and ambitions; in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all canons of international law, we are a nation". The formulation of the Musim demand for Pakistan in 1940 had a tremendous impact on the nature and course of Indian politics. On the one hand, it shattered for ever the Hindu dreams of a pseudo-Indian, in fact, Hindu empire on British exit from India: on the other, it heralded an era of Islamic renaissance and creativity in which the Indian Muslims were to be active participants. The Hindu reaction was quick, bitter, malicious.

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