Dr. Shireen Lakhani: A Lady Doctor Who Served Refugees in 1947

Dr. Shireen Lakhani passed away in Montreal. May her soul rest in eternal peace. Below is an article from 2002.

Dr Shireen LakhaniThey left India for Pakistan in August 1947 with only two things: a Quran on their heads and Pandan in their hands. As these particular Muslim migrants streamed into Karachi, coming by train and on foot, they met individuals like Dr. Shireen Lakhani, waiting to help.

Dr. Lakhani, now in her 70s, is one of the rare individuals left from her generation who witnessed one of the largest migrations of the twentieth century. But she not only watched history in the making. She also participated first hand in helping Muslims fleeing to the newly created state of Pakistan in 1947.

In an interview with YesPakistan.com from her home in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Lakhani recently shared her memories of a time that few Pakistanis today ever experienced.

More: http://www.yespakistan.com/memorialday/drshireenlakhani.asp
Contribution/Photograph: Muslim Harji

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. pakistan is the embodiment of lots of sweats,hard work and sacrifices and dr.lakhani is one of them may she live in eternal peace.


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