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In August Pakistan will complete 70 years as an independent nation.  Its creation was almost like a miracle.  The factors that made it possible were the great quality of leadership by the founding fathers, spearheaded by perhaps the most honest man among Muslims in the sub-continent, nay the entire world—Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

It was honesty of leadership, sincerity of purpose, dedication, determination and moral courage that made the idea of a separate Muslim state possible.  Jinnah’s biographer, Professor Stanley Wolpert puts it at best when he says: “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history.  Fewer still modify the map of the world.  Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three”…

…In the vicious environment of the Supreme Court-ordered Panama Joint Inquiry  into the money-trail of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons for acquiring property in London and the consequent aura of mega-corruption, one has to go back in history to know how far we have travelled in 70 years to fall from the sublime to the ridiculous. 


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