The portraits of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah have been missing from the Prime Minister House and Presidential House as blogger Farhan spotted it first and reported as “The terrible Blunder at the presidency”. Later on Aly B reported in as “Pakistan – No Longer A Living Monument Of The Quaid?”, Teeth Maestro as “Zardari throws out Quaid-e-Azam from the Presidency”. Afterwards it was revealed by The News and Geo TV.
President Asif Ali Zardari hosted a reception in the honor of national cricket team on winning the ICC Twenty20 World Cup title. On this occasion, the team players and officials had a group photo with President Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. The photo has following personalities in the Backdrop;
- Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,
- Benazir Bhutto,
- Bilawal Zardari Bhutto
- President Zardari
But the conventional picture of Quaid-e-Azam, founder of Pakistan was missing. I have no idea about whether it was there before or not but it is a custom or more or less an obligation to hang Quaid’s picture in Government offices and Presidency is not an exception. As a Pakistani citizen I protest strongly against this incident and urge all of you to raise voice in condemning this act. President and PM should apologize for hurting our sentiments.