Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the founders of Pakistan are people of Sindh which is very much evident from the letters Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had written to his party during 1940s.
He was speaking at the MoU signing ceremony between Sindh Culture department and Jinnah Society to turn Quaid-e-Azam House as a Nation Building Institute organized at Quaid-e-Azam House 24 I.L Lines Karachi on Monday.
The ceremony was attended by Minister Culture Syed Sardar Shah, Arts Council Chairman Ahmed Shah, Architect Shahid Abdullah, Amina Syed of Oxford University, Liaquat H. Merchant, Ikram Sehgal, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Culture Akbar Leghari and various others.
“I have been personally beneficiary of the Quaid-e-Azam Aligarh Scholarship when I was going for Masters abroad.I had applied for the scholarship and Liaquat H. Merchant had conducted my interview some 35 year before and had approved it [the scholarship],” he said and added Mr Liaquat had promised to provide him with a copy of the letter in which he had approved the scholarship which was no more with him.
Shah said that when he was in opposition in 2002 he visited the Archives Department where he saw the collection of Quaid-e-Azam’s letters compiled by Khalid Shamsul Hassan. “The letters Quaid-e-Azam had written to his party [leaders] were of great interest and an immense learning experience that one gets from them,” he said and added “when he [Quaid] was making the country there were intrigues and how he had handling them was a height of his political wisdom, sagacity and farsightedness and we must learn from the experiences of our elders because still we were facing such intrigues even today.”