Essay on Pakistan – Unity, Faith, Discipline: Foundation of Pakistan

Unity, faith and discipline are the three golden principles given by our great Quaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. In his own life he followed three principles and achieved Pakistan. Addressing the students of Islamia College, Peshawar on 12th April 1948, and the Quaid-e-Azam said, “The success of our achievements will depend upon our unity, Faith and Discipline”. In this simple sentence, Quaid-e-Azam has given us the line which makes Pakistan a success.

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The first principle given by the Quaid-e-Azam is unity, means co-operation with one another. We know that unity gives nation strength to face its internal enemies. Pakistan appeared on the map of the world on 14th August 1947.This wonder and miracle was achieved through the unity of the Muslims.


Even though we may live in different areas we should be united in our work for our dear country. Alone individual or community can achieve nothing and neither can they enjoy the fruits of any achievement. The secret power of unity is strength, which is built up by mutual trust and faith and love for each other, and the oneness of a single well formulated goal.

To achieve or even to destroy, we need unity, for example, if the terrorists had no unity even they would not have been able to cause as much destruction as they have succeeded in achieving. From Kashmir, lakhs of people have migrated just because the terrorists have their unity in their action, thought and spirit and so they are able to destroy as per their target. Thus in order to make any significant achievement, the most necessary ingredient is unity.

Your targets may be good or bad, but success is assured if you have a united consolidated group to work up to the goal. Let us consider and understand that, unity is the password which heals all bruises big and small? It is this that helps us enjoy few happy moments of life. In the good moments of a marriage, in the sad moments of sickness and death, it is the unity of the well wishers that makes the pleasure great and despairless. This is the unique power of unity.

As Mattie Stepanek said “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Sometimes we are not strong enough to fight our deadly enemies but if we will be united, our combined effort will knock them down. There is a saying, “United we stand, Dividend we fall” .The unity is in diversity. Diversity exists because we use our mind to think but when we will stop thinking, we will understand that we are united in this whole universe.



The second principle of progress is faith. Faith means conviction in some belief in the mob of people on Islam. Faith in God and Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) is the basis of Muslim community. It also means confidence in ourselves.

Pakistan came into existence because we were determined to make it reality. To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary and to one without faith no explanation is possible.

Faith is knowledge within the hearts, beyond the reach of proof. As it is said “Faith is the bird that sings, when the dawn is still dark”. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see! We must have infinite faith in each other, if we have not, we must never leak out that we have not. We should be faithful in small things because it is in them that our strength lies.Doubt sees the obstacles. Faith sees the way. Doubt sees the darkest night. Faith sees the day. Doubt dreads to take a step.


Faith soars on high. Doubt questions,’ Who believes’ Faith answers I”. Faith is as taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Faith has four steps; patience, certainty, justice and struggle. It is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.

We must not lose faith in humanity because humanity is like an ocean and if few drops in ocean are dirty then the whole ocean doesn’t become dirty. Faith is like electricity, we can not see the electricity but we can see the light. The great saying is “Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith”. Effort Life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.when you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off in the darkness of unknown, Faith knows one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.


The third principle is discipline. “Discipline” comes from the Latin word”disciplina” which means instruction. It means to follow certain principles or rules of behavior. Discipline also means mental or moral training. By this principle Quaid-e-Azam means training to obedience and order. Through this principle Quaid-e-Azam turned the scattered Muslims of India into a disciplined organization.

No civilized society can exist and progress without discipline.Citizens of a disciplined nation work with a spirit of cooperation and unity. Aristotle has rightly said, “Discipline is obedience to rules formed by the society for the good of all”. Discipline should be inculcated from a very young age. Talent and genius alone are not enough to achieve success. Discipline has an equally important role to play. Talents blossom in a disciplined person.

Discipline has been found necessary for both individual and social welfare. The importance of discipline in educational institutions is well recognized. There should be a proper balance between discipline and the freedom of the students.

The educational institutions should have a peaceful and calm atmosphere to enable the students to acquire knowledge. There is growing discontentment among the students. Because of this discontentment, we notice that discipline in our schools and colleges has considerably declined.

The secret of success is discipline which is built by consistently performing small acts of courage one step at a time. Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. “He who lives without discipline dies without honor”. Either we have to suffer the pain of discipline or we have to suffer the pain of regret. Discipline is extremely important in student life. They form the core of other virtues like punctuality, cleanliness and honesty. A disciplined student is a ruler of his own. As he can rule his own wishes and habits.

Thus discipline lays foundation of achieving better result is, outshining in class and more importantly achieving higher goals in life, Goals higher than aimed. The decay of discipline in our society is reflected in violence, bad traffic sense in people and bad behaviour. Sir Smith has rightly said “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” So we must observe disciple to make this school and world a better place to live.


Pashmina Khuwaja

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