AS we are celebrating 70 years of Independence, it is but natural that coherent efforts should be made to disseminate information and knowledge to our young generation about heroes of Pakistan Movement. Focus on founder of the country Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and great philosopher Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal is understandable but a comprehensive programme needs to be chalked out to highlight the role of other heroes as well.
In this background, Archaeological and Historical Association of Pakistan and Preston University deserve credit for arranging a function to celebration birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan-III, a veteran of Pakistan Movement and founder President of All India Muslim League. He was visionary leader who not only worked for political rights of Muslims of South Asia but also championed the cause of education, health, social development and women’s rights. Historians say his views on education, elucidated at the Muslim Educational Conference in 1904 in Bombay, still resonate today. While appreciating efforts to highlight his life and achievements, we would urge both the Government and the civil society to take concrete measures to project life and contribution of other heroes of Pakistan Movement for the benefit of our young generation.
Read more at the source: Remembering heroes – PakObserver