Change of Guard At Jinnah’s Mausoleum On His Birthday

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of their houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable conditions in which our women have to live.– Mohammad Ali Jinnah 1944

It has become somewhat of a tradition that the change of guard on Mahomed Ali Jinnah’s Mausoleum is always by women cadets and/or Non-Muslim cadets.  This year too the tradition was followed.

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12 responses to “Change of Guard At Jinnah’s Mausoleum On His Birthday

  1. Milind Kher

    Why is Pakistan so silent about the great man that Mr Jinnah was? Why is it being left to others to do that? And shouldn’t his memory be honored by the people upholding his secular ideals?

    These are a few questions that trouble me..

  2. Milind Kher

    What Mr Jinnah has said also reminds me of what the scholar par excellence Ayatollah Khomeini (ra) said.

    “Women are at the vanguard of the Islamic Revolution. The nation belongs to them”

  3. yasserlatifhamdani

    “Why is Pakistan so silent about the great man that Mr Jinnah was? Why is it being left to others to do that? And shouldn’t his memory be honored by the people upholding his secular ideals?”

    Milind … I am not silent on this …. I am at it … every single day in everything I do.

  4. Milind Kher

    @YLH,

    I agree that you are doing a fine job. However, your compatriots need to join in the chorus. We want India Pakistan to be a US Canada kind of thing..

  5. Mustafa Shaban

    Women indeed are highly regarded in Islam. I support the statements of Imam Khomieni and Quaid E Azam.

    @Milind: I like the US Canada but thier system might not necassarily be the best system. I am sure Pakistan can have its own system and we can reach our potential as a powerful nation.

  6. Milind Kher

    @MS,

    If India and Pakistan reached a level of trust where they did not have to maintain such huge armies against each other, think of the huge savings on defense.

    Also, think of the immense talent pool in literature and music. The possibilities are endless once both nations put their mind to it.

  7. Mustafa Shaban

    @Milind: You are right, but it takes 2 hands to clap and India is not willing to have peace, its alwayz being agressive and trying to bully Pakistan. Yes we have immense talent. Let me tell you that tension or no tension, if we get rid of curroption than we will have atleast 20 times the finance we have now and can distribute evenly our resources to satisfy all our needs and to fund education and health and other stuff all ovwer Pakistan, we have that potential.

  8. Milind Kher

    On the corruption part, I agree. And yes, an equitable distribution of resources will definitely make life easier for everybody.

    It needs each of us to influence those we know to set a virtuous circle into motion.

  9. Natasha

    Nice tradition.

  10. So Mustafa, can you give us an idea of what you (and other Pakistanis) would like India and Pakistan’s relationship to look like ? It seems to me that you dont think two countries that share the world’s longest unmilitarized border and highest amount of trade does not appeal to you (US-Canada). Can you tell us what does ?

  11. vajra

    @Vikram

    You just met our resident fan-boy. Facts have never bothered him.

  12. Mustafa Shaban

    @Vikram: Peace between Pakistan and India is possible, also there can be a lot of trade between the two countries. There does not have to be any rivalry. It is just that both countries have to change thier foriegn policy in order for this to work.