Islamabad, 23 March 2023 (TDI): Pakistan is marking the 83rd anniversary of the country’s historic Republic Day. This day is observed annually on 23 March.
This occasion is critical to Pakistanis since it commemorates the momentous Pakistan Resolution, which led to the establishment of Pakistan in 1947.
This year, Ramadan falls around the country’s Republic Day, providing an extra dimension of significance and devotion to the celebration of the country’s citizens.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) March 23, 2023
On March 23, 1940, a resolution was adopted at Minto Park (now Iqbal Park) in Lahore, demanding the establishment of an autonomous Muslim state in northern and northwestern British India, where Muslims predominated.
This resolution is also known as the Lahore Declaration of 1940. This occurrence resulted from various Muslim leaders working relentlessly to secure a separate state for Muslims in India.
Maulvi A.K. Fazlul Huq, under the leadership of the All-India Muslim League, presented the resolution during the League’s annual assembly. Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, seconded the proposal.
This event was a crucial turning point in the nation’s quest for independence. All India Muslim League was adamant about establishing a separate state for Muslims to defend the Muslim community’s interests.
It advocated creating an independent state for Muslims living in India, where they could practice their religious beliefs, customs, and traditions.
Our forefathers ultimately established Pakistan after a protracted and grueling fight on 14 August 1947.
The country observes 23 March as a national day to honor its forefathers who struggled to defend the Indian subcontinent’s Muslim freedom.
Parades, speeches by national officials, and flag-hoisting rituals in government institutions and Pakistan embassies worldwide mark the day.
Resolution day is an occasion to portray the country’s past, present, and future. It is also a day to reflect on the principles of Pakistan’s founders and advance their vision for a modern, democratic, and tolerant state.
This day offers a chance for the nation to reiterate its devotion to striving for the growth and stability of its cherished homeland.
Today, Pakistanis across the world pay tribute to the Muslim League’s visionary founders, who battled for the rights of Muslims in British India and set the groundwork for the founding of Pakistan.
Citizens also emphasize the Pakistan Movement’s guiding principles of solidarity, faith, and discipline. Furthermore, they reiterate their commitment to creating a thriving state where everyone can live a sustainable livelihood.
They also pledge to make Pakistan a better country and develop its prosperous society.