Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday observed the 62nd death anniversary of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the country`s first governor-general.
President Asif Ali Zardari, in a message to the nation, said the best way to pay homage to the "Quaid-e-Azam" was to strive for achieving the objectives for which Pakistan was created.
Pakistan needs to adhere to the principles of democracy, constitutionalism, egalitarianism and social justice for all as propounded by the Quaid throughout his life.
"The best way to pay homage to the Quaid is to reiterate our adherence to these principles," Zardari was quoted as saying by Geo TV.
"For ensuring democracy, we must defeat the militants who are seeking to impose their own political agenda on the people through guns and bullets."
He also paid homage to the innumerable people who rendered huge sacrifices for the creation of Pakistan.
Zardari said the immediate need of the hour was to rehabilitate the millions of people affected by the devastating floods in the country.