PML-N represents the continuing flow of Muslims’ historic struggle and role in South Asia that is spread over several centuries. The sufferings that the Muslim nation endured under the colonial rule in South Asia led the Muslim leaders at the beginning of twentieth century to organize themselves into a political association that would safeguard their interests in India.
On December 30, 1906, leaders of Muslim India assembled in Dacca and decided to form, “All India Muslim League”. In 1930, Allama Iqbal presented the idea of a separate homeland for Muslims of South Asia while addressing the Annual Conference of All India Muslim League. On March 23, 1940, under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, All India Muslim League adopted the historic Pakistan Resolution in Lahore. Within seven years, it won a homeland for the Muslims of South Asia through a historic struggle, and Pakistan appeared on the map of the world on August 14, 1947.
After winning independence, All India Muslim League became “Pakistan Muslim League”. The PML leadership steered the country successfully through the initial period of great difficulties. But after imposition of Martial Law in 1958, PML itself faced some difficult periods. However, under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, it re-emerged as the largest political party of the country in October 1993 elections by securing the largest share of popular vote. In February 1997, it crossed yet another threshold in the political history of the country by securing two-thirds majority in the general elections and becoming the only political party to secure seats in all the provinces of Pakistan.
Sovereignty over the entire universe belongs to Almighty Allah alone, and the authority to be exercised by the people of Pakistan within the limits prescribed by Him is a sacred trust.
In Pakistan, the state shall exercise its powers and authority through the chosen representatives of the people:
Wherein the principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance, and social justice, as enunciated by Islam, shall be fully observed;
Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives, in the individual and collective spheres, in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Quran and Sunnah;
Wherein adequate provision shall be made for the minorities to freely profess and practice their religion and develop their cultures;
Wherein the territories now included in or in accession with Pakistan and such other territories as may hereafter be included in or acceded to Pakistan shall form a Federation, wherein the units will be autonomous with such boundaries and limitations on their powers and authority as may be prescribed;
Wherein shall be guaranteed fundamental rights, including equality of status, of opportunity and before law, social, economic, and political justice, and freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith, worship, and association, subject to law and public morality;
Wherein adequate provision shall be made to safeguard the legitimate interests of minorities, and backward and depressed classes;
Wherein the independence of judiciary shall be fully secured and respected;
Wherein the integrity of the territories of the federation, its independence and all its rights, including its sovereign rights on land, sea, and air shall be safeguarded;
So that the people of Pakistan may prosper and attain their rightful and honored place amongst the nations of the world and make their full contribution towards international peace and progress and happiness of humanity.