Dr. A Q Khan
Mohsin e Pakistan

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Pleasant Memories

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September 30th, 2009

Random thoughts
By Dr A Q Khan

In my previous column I wrote about Pakistan as I remember it when I came in 1952. There are many more pleasant memories to reminisce on. In this article I would like to dwell on our stay in the Sher Shah area near the Lyari river. We all recently saw on TV and read in the papers about the riots and disturbances there as a result of gang warfare and the murder of Rehman Dakait who was hailed as a benefactor by the local poor community.
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Pleasant Memories

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Pleasant Memories

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September 30th, 2009

Random thoughts
By Dr A Q Khan

Over the last few days, TV stations have constantly been showing disturbing pictures of fasting men, women and children standing in queue in front of trucks to buy flour or sugar. Even worse are images of distributors beating the same people up to exercise control over the crowd. Even though all this is taking place during Ramazan, no government official has uttered a word against this animal-like behaviour or made an effort to control inflated Ramzan prices.
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Pleasant Memories

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Pleasant Memories

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September 30th, 2009

Random thoughts
By Dr A Q Khan

In my previous column, I wrote about partition, the Kashmir issue and the treacherous role played by Lord Mountbatten and Sir Radcliffe.

On a number of occasions, both General Musharraf and Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri have issued statements that gave the impression that India was about to hand over Kashmir to Pakistan. Actually, India has always categorically said that Kashmir is an integral part of India. Here I would like to look at how these claims of solving the issue were made and how the Indians were going to give it to us. Let us also not forget Hyderabad, Manavadar and Junagarh also.
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Pleasant Memories

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September 30th, 2009

Random thoughts
By Dr A Q Khan

As a continuation of my articles on unfortunate episodes with catastrophic results, this one is about the last meeting between Lord Mountbatten and Quaid-e-Azam. The principle of partition had been accepted and only the modalities were to be worked out. The Indians had conveyed to Lord Mountbatten that they wanted him as Governor-General for the interim transition period, while Nehru would be Prime Minister. When Quaid-e-Azam met Lord Mountbatten, the latter asked whether the governor-generalship of Pakistan had been thought about. The Quaid replied that he himself would be Governor-General. It is reported that Lord Mountbatten’s face turned red but he didn’t say anything. After the said meeting, Field Marshal Lord Ismay, Chief-of-Staff to Lord Mountbatten, met Quaid-e-Azam outside the room and said to him: “Jinnah, you don’t realise how much harm you have done to Pakistan today.” Later, the events would prove him right.
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