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Vision Of The Founding Father's

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Introduction & Background

A nation must know where it wants to go and what its vision for itself might be, onlythen can it prepare strategies and policies to reach there. The effort and set of rules needed to achieve such a vision would therefore depend strongly upon the height of one’s gaze. Pakistan’s founding father’s had also spelled out it’s vision thereby defining its preferred future in an increasingly uncertain world. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on the eve of independence of Pakistan, on 11th August, 1947 said

"…My guiding principle will be justice and complete impartiality and I am sure that with your support and cooperation, I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest nations of the world…”

Preamble of our Constitution

The preamble of our constitution testifies that the state of Pakistan shall establish an egalitarian society through a new order; following the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice, guaranteeing fundamental rights, including equality of status, of opportunity and before law, social, economic and political justice, and freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship and association, subject to law and public morality, Pakistan would be a democratic state based on Islamic principles of social justice, safeguard the legitimate interests of minorities and backward and depressed classes, the independence of the judiciary shall be fully secured, and make full contribution towards international peace and progress and happiness of humanity.

The Cost Of Ignorance

The future of our freedom and sovereignty, progress and prosperity depends on reclaiming our founding principles "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization," as Thomas Jefferson warned, "it expects what never was and never will be." Widespread ignorance of Pakistan’s history is but the most recognized symptom of the troubling decline in popular knowledge of our fundamental principles. We face an education system that upholds modernity and mediocrity in the name of relativism; an ever-expanding and spending government, unmoored from constitutional limits; a bureaucracy un-willing to carry out its primary functions of serving the masses, a judiciary making and implementing laws and shaping society based more so on their personal philosophy rather than serious jurisprudence; lack and delayed justice; growing confusion over Pakistan's legitimate role in the world affairs, made all the more apparent by fundamentalist and extremist threat posed by terrorists in the name of religion, pervasive poverty, endemic corruption, and failure to protect the weak and poor. At the root of all these problems is a pervasive doubt about the core principles that define Pakistan and that ought to inform our people, politics and policy.

The Pakistan We Want !

We seek a Pakistan where the universal principles of honesty, transparency, trust, equity and justice dominate in the lives of its people and the working of its government and the state institutions. We strive for the making of a Pakistan that is safe, secure and a progressive country free from extremism and terrorism, with choices (in education, health care and retirement) abound; where taxes are fair, and comprehensible; where everybody has the opportunity to go as far as their talents take them; where government concentrates on its core functions, recognizes its limits and shows favor to none, where law and justice dominates; where minorities, rich and the poor; weak and strong; men and women are treated equally and without any discrimination. Where the people are aware and conscious of their moral, social and ecological duties and responsibilities to keep their country clean, safe and a better place, for our children and our future generations. We propose policies, recommendations and implement projects, which assist in accomplishing these things.

The time for such a change has come.

Our Challenge

Pakistan must become a literate, peaceful, secure, developed, industrialized, just and a prosperous nation within one generation. It must do so in a manner that sustains its development paradigm- A good quality of life and opportunity for all its citizens to reach their true potential. Predicting where a nation might be a generation hence is an uncertain exercise. A vision, however, represents more than mere predictive numbers and statistics. It spells out the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of a nation and the desire of its people to lead a better and fuller life. It is completed when our hopes for well-being for our own selves are realized at the same time as the world is freed from conflict, disease and hunger.

We can accomplish all of these, only by adhering to the ideals of our great leader Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Contact us

For further information please contact

Progress Secretariat

Plot No. 73/E-1, 9th Jami Commercial St,
Phase 7, D.H.A, Karachi, Pakistan.
Tel: (9221) 35802346; 35389098;
Fax: (9221) 35380931; Mob: 0300-8289400
Email: foundationforprogress@yahoo.com
Website: www.progress.org.pk