Dr. A Q Khan
Mohsin e Pakistan

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I have a dear Sri Lankan friend named Adam Sadiq, whom I know since 1975 when he was a diplomat in Islamabad. After a stint at the foreign ministry in Colombo, he went on to become ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Over the years Mr Sadiq has been sending me messages of varying nature, the latest one being of such interest that I would like to share it with our readers.

The cleaning lady

During their second month of college lectures, a professor gave his students a pop quiz. Most of them breezed through the questions until they read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke! They had all seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would they know her name? Most of the students left the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count towards the quiz grade. “Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘Hello.’ Never forget that! We later found out that her name was Dorothy.
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Even before India exploded its first nuclear weapon on May 18, 1974, Mr Bhutto had warned about this happening and had vowed to respond appropriately, even if Pakistanis had to eat grass to protect their sovereignty. I started the programme at Kahuta in July 1976 after coming back from Holland. Within the short span of eight years this country was in a position to explode a nuclear weapon at short notice. The government took 14 years to actually demonstrate this capability.

Had Mr Bhutto been alive to see those tests, he would have exploited our invaluable position and achievement for the benefit of the people and the country. However, once the giant was eliminated, the pygmies, did not benefit from this achievement, and we managed to turn it into something of a curse. In addition to the many difficulties brought down on us, the worst thing we did to ourselves was the freezing of foreign currency accounts. Not only did it hurt our economy, but we also lost international trust. We are still suffering the after-affects.
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In the olden days if someone made a major mistake, he/she would be ashamed. Very often they would even change their residence and start afresh somewhere else. Nowadays, robbers, dacoits and wrongdoers walk with their heads held high as if nothing has happened.

There is a clear difference between theft and dacoity. Theft is committed without the use of violence while a dacoity is committed by an armed gang that doesn’t hesitate to use violence and kill its victims at the least sign of resistance. Sometimes these dacoits are killed by brave policemen at the risk of their own lives. Just as good and bad are always found together, so too are honesty and dishonesty. Read the rest of this entry »

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While the standard of education Pakistan has been going downhill, moral values have hit rock bottom. At a high school examination in Karachi, the nation was shocked to see not only teachers but also parents helping their children. Books were also being used.

Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) has advised us to “seek knowledge, even if you have to go all the way to China.” Dr Alfred North Whitehead declared more than a hundred years ago: “In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute: the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. Not all your heroism, not all your social charm, not all your wit, not all your victories on land or at sea can move back the finger of fate. Today we maintain ourselves, tomorrow science will have moved over yet one more step and there will be no appeal from the judgment which will be pronounced on the uneducated.” Victor Hugo, said that when you open the gates of a school, you close the gates of a prison. US President Thomas Jefferson pointed out that if a nation expected to be ignorant, yet free and in a state of civilisation, it expected what never was and never would be. A Chinese philosopher advised that if someone wanted to plan for a year, he should sow a seed; for 10 years, plant a tree; for 100 years, teach people.
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People who are familiar with Urdu and read and enjoy its poetry know how sweet and captivating a language it is. Those familiar with our cultural heritage and can enjoy the depth and warmth of Urdu poetry are indeed fortunate. We, the older generation, are lucky that in our school days we were given a thorough coverage of the topic, and when I say that my school days were the best period in my education, it would not be an exaggeration.

There are many misconceptions about our poets. Some people think they are no more than daydreamers who usually ignore reality. Some think they exaggerate things and their words have no practical meaning.

To quote poet Mirza Mahmood Sarhadi:

Kal aik mufakkir mujhe kehta tha sarey rah”
Shayed teri millat ke hai mitney ka irada;
Main ne ye kaha us se koi wajha bhi hogi,
Bola ke teri qaum men shair hain ziada.
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