Provincialism: A curse:
I want the Muslims to get rid of the disease of provincialism.
A nation can never make progress unless it marches in one formation. Quetta Municipality, 15-06-1948 Read full quote
Building Pakistan:
Let us now plan to build and reconstruct and regenerate our great nation and our sovereign state Pakistan which, as you know, is not only the biggest Muslim State in the world but the fifth biggest sovereign state in the world. Lahore, 30 October, 1947 Read full quote
Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students who have always been in the forefront in the hour of trail and need. Lahore, 31 October 1947 Read full quote
In the great task of building the nation and maintaining in its solidarity women have a most valuable part to play as the prime architect of the character of the youth that constitutes its back bone, not merely in their own home, but by helping their less fortunate sister outside in their great task. Dacca, 28-03-1948 Read full quote
Constructive Criticism:
Praise your government when it deserves. Criticize your Government fearlessly when it deserves, but do not go on all the time attacking, Peshawar, 12-04-1948 Read full quote
Social evils:
One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering. I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think that our condition is much worse is bribery and corruption. Assembly, 11 August 1947 Read full quote
Foreign Policy:
Our object should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial and friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with the world at large. Quetta Municipality, 15-06-1948 Read full quote
There is immediate and urgent need for training our people in the scientific and technical education in order to build up our economic life, Karachi, 27 November 1947 Read full quote
Religious Tolerance:
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. Assembly of Pakistan 11-08-1947 Read full quote
Do not be afraid of death. Our religion teaches us to be always prepared for death. We should face it bravely to save the honor of Pakistan and Islam. Stadium Lahore, 30-10-1947 Read full quote
Self Appraisal:
Do not for a moment imagine that your enemies can ever succeed in their designs. But at the same time do not make light of the situation facing you. Stadium Lahore, (30-10-1947 Read full quote
Service before Self:
If we are to build a safer, cleaner and happier world let us start with the individual catch him young and inculcate in him the scout's motto of service before self and purity in thought, word and deed.
Working for the Poor:
Now, if we want to make this great state of Pakistan happy and prosperous we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor. Pakistan Karachi, 11 August 1947 Read full quote