Byline: Alifiya Aun Ali
Independence isn't just a personal virtue, it's a moral virtue. Abstractly independence refers to breaking chains. What we mean 'independence' of a 'country' we understand a distinct group of people living in a specific region, who are similar in terms of race, ethnicity, culture or any other significant factor binding them together, setting itself free from the governance of another entity which is fundamentally different from them.
Independence for a country is same as getting independence for an individual; the importance of being independent can be understood by an example Independent as people naturally tend to be a little more confident on handling issues affecting their lives. This is mainly because they are more prepared to take actions and do things without having to wait for support or permission from someone else.
Same goes with the country; an independent country can handle all its affairs internal or external. Its socio-economic policies and trade by its own will rather than being dictated by any foreign/imperialist/ masters.
Pakistan is one of the two countries in the world created in the name of religion; Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had a dream to create a land where Muslims and other minorities would be free to practice as per their personal preferences and there would be no discrimination based on colour, creed or religion.
The right of self-determination would culminate into confidence to live a better and prosperous life free from dominance and the ability to make the decision without any influence.
Quaid-e-Azam believed that creating a sovereign land would make people have self-value and self-esteem that initially lacked and knew that by providing those would help and accelerate...