“Today is the fifth anniversary of our solemn declaration that was made in the open session of the All-India Muslim League at Lahore on March 23, 1940, defining, once and for all, our national goal of Pakistan. This is our irrevocable and unalterable national demand...If we fail, we perish, and there will be no sign or symptom of Muslims or Islam left in this subcontinent..."
- Mirza, Sarfaraz Hussain (ed.), We are a Nation: Excerpts from the Speeches and Statements of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1937-1947) , Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, Lahore, 2010, pp. 86-87
- The Nation's Voice, Vol. IV, pp. 74-76
- Dawn, 23 March 1945
- Civil & Military Gazette, 24 March 1945