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NA Passes Resolution Seeking Addition Of Jinnah’s August 11 Speech To Curricula

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A resolution seeking inclusion of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s 11 August into the national syllabus has been adopted by the National Assembly unanimously.

The motion was moved by a minority lawmaker Dr Durshan, who proposed that the speech delivered by Jinnah in the first constituent assembly session should be made part of the curriculum.

The speech envisioned a plural society where everyone was free to practice their religion. In his speech, he made it clear that state and religion will be kept separate in Pakistan was censored for years

“You are free. You are free to go to your temple. You are free to go to your churches, You are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed. That has nothing to do with the business of the state,” read the speech.

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