Stand united and I assure you no power on earth can prevent you from attainment of azad Kashmir
Message to All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, New Dehli, 26 October, 1946
"My message and earnest appeal to Muslim leadership in Kashmir is: Organize your people, educationally, socially, economically and politically and set your hand on constructive nation building programme.” “Stand united, work selflessly, perseveringly and in a disciplined manner and I assure you no power on earth can prevent you from the attainment of azad Kashmir and the realization of your just and legitimate rights. Our sympathies are with you in your struggle and I wish your session all success."
It is our sacred duty to look after the poor
Public address, Karachi Club, 9 August 1947.
"I am proud that I am not the Governor-General who was an agent of another power but a Governor-General who is chosen by the people…. It is our sacred duty to look after the poor and to help them. I would never have gone through toil and suffering of the last ten years had I not felt our sacred duty towards them. We must secure them better living conditions. It should not be our policy to make the rich richer ···. Let us trust each other. It is no use trying to arrive at a precise formula but let reality speak. With determination, courage, solidarity and with the help of every citizen we shall make this state a real power."
Pakistan is a state where there is no question of caste and creed
Address, Memon Chamber of Commerce, Bombay, 27 March 1947
We meet here today under the shadow of great events···. We are passing from crisis to crisis···. We have got to organize our own nation. Other communities may take offence. They may say it is communalism. The communities in India have existed for centuries, and they will live also for centuries. Pakistan is going to be a state in which all people will get their due share in all the amenities of life. Hence solve your problems now. Pakistan is a state where there is no question of caste or creed. Why should I grudge any community working for its own social, educational and economic uplift? There is no use saying that it is communalism. Sooner you come down to reality the sooner you will solve the problem.”
You are free to go to your temples or any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan
Address, Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on election as its President, Karachi, 11 August 1947.
“You are free; you are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the state…. We are starting in the days when there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one state….”
Address state dinner for mountbatten, karachi, 13 august 1947.
“It will be our endeavour to create and maintain goodwill and friendship with Britain and our neighbouring Dominion Hindustan along with other sister nations so that we all together may make our greatest contribution for the peace and prosperity of the world. Today we are on the eve of complete transfer of power to the peoples of India and there will emerge and be established two independent sovereign Dominions of Pakistan and Hindustan on the appointed day, the 15th of August 1947.
This decision of His Majesty’s Government will mark the fulfillment of the great ideal which was set forth by the formation of Commonwealth with the avowed object to make all nations and countries which formed part of the British Empire self-governing and independent states, free from the domination of any other nation."
Secure liberty, fraternity and equality as enjoined by Islam
Address, Karachi Municipal Corporation, 25 August 1947.
"It should be our aim not only to remove want and fear of all types, but secure liberty, fraternity and equality as enjoined upon us by Islam…. Karachi has the distinction of being the only town of importance where, during these times of communal disturbances, people have kept their heads cool and lived amicably, and I hope we shall continue to do so."
Islamic principles have no parallel—"Non-Muslims have nothing to fear" —"I want Muslims to get rid of disease of provincialism"
Address, Bar Association, Karachi, 25 January 1948.
"Why this feeling of nervousness that the future constitution of Pakistan is going to be in conflict with Shariat laws···. Islamic principles have no parallels. Today these principles are as applicable to life as they were 1,300 years ago···.” “I want the Muslims to get rid of the disease of provincialism. A nation can never progress unless it marches in one formation. We are all Pakistanis and citizens of the state and we should serve, sacrifice and die for the state so that we may make it the most glorious and sovereign state in the world."