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A call to duty (11th Oct 1947)

Address to Civil, Naval, Military and Air Force Officers of Pakistan Government at Kahliqdina Hall, Karachi on October 11, 1947 The establishment of Pakistan for which we have been striving for the last ten years is, by the grace of God, an established fact today, but the creation of a State of our own was means to an end and not the end in itself. The idea was that we should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play. I had no illusion about the hard work that awaited us and the difficulties that had to be overcome. I was, however, fortified by the knowledge that I could count upon the unstilted support of all Muslims and also the minorities whose co-operation we could win over by fair --nay, generous-treatment. Unfortunately, the birth of Pakistan was attended by a holocaust unprecedented in history. Hundreds of thousands of de

Towards rapid industrialisation (26th Sept 1947)

Speech on the occasion of laying the Foundation-Stone of the building of the Valika Textile Mills Ltd. on 26th September, 1947 It has given me great pleasure to come here today to lay the foundation-stone of the Valika Textile Mills. Pakistan is at present mostly an agricultural State and for manufactured goods it is dependent upon the outside world. If Pakistan is to play its proper role in the world to which its size, manpower and resources entitle it; it must develop industrial potential side by side with its agriculture and give its economy an industrial bias. By industrializing our State, we shall decrease our dependence on the outside world for necessities of life; we will give more employment to our people and will also increase the resources of the State. Nature has blessed us with good many raw materials of industry and it is up to us to utilize them to the best of the State and its people. I hope this venture of your will prove the precursor of many such enterprises an

Karachi--A City With Bright Future

Reply to the Civic Address presented by the Karachi Corporation on 25th August, 1947 I thank you Mayor and Councillors of the Corporation of the City of Karachi for your cordial address of welcome and all the kind thoughts and personal references you have been good enough to make with regard to myself and my sister. I appreciate the noble sentiments and ideals, which you have referred to and I assure you that it is my desire and hope that they will be cherished and lived up to. I am very glad that I have had this opportunity of meeting you all and the citizens of Karachi. Undoubtedly, I have great love and regard for this beautiful town not only because of my old associations with it, or because it is my birthplace, as you have said, but because it has now become the birthplace of the free, sovereign and independent state of Pakistan. For all freedom - loving people, Karachi will on that account not only be symbol of special significance but will occupy a place in history for which