That Pakistan is a unique country with a special mission XE "
" was evident fromits Islamic foundation and the extraordinary circumstances and timing of its creation.Another pointer to its role was the creation, nine months later, of Israel, which, foundedon the anti-God ideology of Zionism XE "Zionism," , was an antithesis and an enemy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan XE "Pakistan , Islamic Republic of ," .Quaid-e-Azam was aware of both these elements that pointed to Pakistan’s mission XE"
" in the world. On one occasion referring to the Zionist Jewry he said
The Arabs of Palestine are being subjected to monstrous injustices which are being propped up by British Imperialism with the ulterior motive of placating the International Jewry which commands the money bags
He knew of the enemies outside and within the country and warned the nation.
“Unfortunately, you have Fifth Columnists—and I am sorry to say they are Muslims— who are financed by outsiders.” “I must warn you to beware of these FifthColumnists.” “Pakistan must be governed through the properly constituted Government, and not by cliques or Fifth Columnists...they shall be dealt with sternlyand ruthlessly.
The dictionary defines a Fifth Columnist as
a traitor, spy, a member of Fifth Column
an organized body sympathizing with and working for theenemy within a country
.Besides being a lawyer, Mr Jinnah was meticulous in his choice of words. In this casealso, he meant what he said. His warnings should have been, and still should be, takenseriously.The incomparable political guide Mr Jinnah died on 11 September 1948. Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan XE "Khan , Liaquat Ali" (b.1.10.1895) was assassinated on 16 October 1951. Political conditions became chaotic. In the ensuing years, Pakistan lost several of its other sincere and able leaders, including Khwaja Nazimuddin XE "Nazimuddin ,Khwaja" (19.7.1894-22.10.1964), Sardar Abdul Rab Nishtar XE "Nishtar, Sardar AbdulRab" (13.6.1899-14.2.1958) and Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardi XE "Suhrawardi, HussainShaheed," (8.12.1893-3.3.1965).Fifth Columnists and pawns of Western powers gained ascendancy in the civil serviceand military hierarchies and in the key ministries of Foreign Affairs and Finance, whichmake and direct almost all the national policies. The Fifth Columnists had ready helpfrom their foreign masters. They have all along been harming Pakistan in countless ways, both independently and in league with the other programmed foreign puppets in thecountry. Quaid-e-Azam’s warnings to the nation against this grave threat were forgotten.
Toward the Destined Direction
Nevertheless, Destiny XE "Destiny" created such circumstances every now and then aseven the internal subversive elements could not but let Pakistan’s vital interests beenhanced. Besides, Destiny ensured that some of the genuinely patriotic and capablePakistanis should always be present in the higher cadres in every institution and sector of national life.