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September 11 is the 69th death anniversary of the father of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. (May his soul rest in eternal peace. Amen); the savoir of tens of millions of Muslims of India. In the present world scenario, atrocities are being inflicted upon subjugated minorities, especially Muslims. Quaid’s personality was charismatic and dynamic. History has a few examples of such great personalities. Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada, a renowned lawyer of Pakistan wrote “Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a combination of rare qualities. He had the charisma of Churchill, dignity of De Gaulle, greatness of Gandhiji, magnetism of Mandela and objectivity of Obama. Edgar Snow, the well-known American author, noted: “Even if one only appraised Jinnah as a Barrister, it would be to acknowledge that he had won the most monumental Judgment in the history of the Bar. He had realised in the romantic ideal of Pakistan a case that could be fought and won.” Sir Stafford Cripps spoke of him as “a most accomplished lawyer, outstanding amongst Indian lawyers and a fine Constitutionalist”.
IFTIKHAR MIRZA
Islamabad

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