‘A Pathan Odyssey’ Launched in Islamabad
The book, edited by James Spain, is packed with some interesting historical facts and the authors struggle to help his countrymen attain a respectable position among the comity of free nations by dispelling their conviction that their “fate on earth is predestined to commonplace existence”. He writes: “Nowadays, the Quaid-i-Azam has been raised to the status of a saint. His statements are quoted alongside those of the Prophet. I for one, disagree with this. He was a great and incorruptible statesman. He believed firmly in a united India…In that (united) India, Mohammad Ali Jinnah would have been the top man, a distinction Nehru wanted for himself.