Message to the All Pakistan Educational Conference at Karachi from Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. 27 November 1947. “I welcome you all to the Capital of Pakistan” and wish you success in your deliberations, which I hope will bear fruit and practical results.
You know the importance of education and the right type of education cannot be overemphasized. Under foreign rule for over a century, in the very nature of things, I regret, sufficient attention has not been paid to education of our people, and if we are to make any real, speedy and substantial progress we must earnestly tackle this question and bring our educational policy and program on the lines suited to the genius of our people and vast developments that have taken place all over the world. Education does not merely mean academic education, and even that appears to be of a very poor type. What we have to do is to mobilize our people and build up the character of our future generations.