As a historian, author and educator, I have had the opportunity to visit many places and meet people from different cultures. Through this website I hope to stay in touch with friends, readers and students from around the world.

Jinnah on the Congress demand for ‘Shariah’ rule

‘This is only a subterfuge on their part intended to mislead the Muslims…’ (Jinnah, 28 June 1947) On 3 June 1947, the British Government announced its acceptance of the principle of federation as suggested by the All-India Muslim League, i.e. two sovereign states should be formed in the Indian subcontinent…
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My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is my latest book. It has been published by Libredux UK, and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also download a free soft copy right here, or from the page about the book on this website. A panel discussion on this book was conducted last month in Lahore (and …

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The purpose of Pakistan according to Jinnah

According to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it is the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani to completely eradicate poverty and fear from society before turning to anything else. It seems that according to Jinnah, the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani is to achieve a society completely free from poverty and fear, and not dissipate energies on …

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Visions Unveiled, my new book

The 71st Independence Day is just around the corner. So, first of all, I wish everybody a very happy independence day. Secondly, I want to thank you for being here. This blog has been dormant for quite some time now, with the exception of occasional posts. That was because last year I decided to immerse …

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When a Hindu inaugurated the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan

The inaugural address in the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was delivered by a scheduled caste Hindu and not by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, contrary to the widespread misconception. Here is a summary of proceedings and a complete transcript of the address. The constituent assembly of yet to be born Pakistan met for the first …

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The people’s actor
Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016. “Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed…
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