we shall overcome…


now that’s a welcome change. a sikh and a woman in fauji wardee. as good a public relation statement as any. and what better place to make it than the quaid’s mausoleum? a small step surely, but an important one.

now if only they would move beyond the statement level and try to get this kind of thing really ingrained in their own and the average pakistani’s psyche that would really be something.

photo credit: dawn

11 Comments so far

  1. turab (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

    Mushi was the first president in the history of Pakistan to visit Mazar e Quaid on 25th Dec!!! This is according to the dawn newspaper btw.

    Mind boggling and a definite positive!

  2. Me (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    Now i got reason to visit Mazar-e-Quaid.

  3. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    wht a pleasant sight :>

  4. Ali Mohsin (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    To add to Musharraf gesture to our Jinnah…..Mr. Shaukat Aziz was the first PM (along with CM & Governor)in almost sixty years to visit St. Joseph Cathedral (or any Church for the matter) on Christmas!

  5. iblees (unregistered) on December 27th, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    interesting, indeed.

  6. turab (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 1:41 am

    and the first christmas dinner was hosted in Islamabad by Musharraf for the Christian leaders and friends! God Bless Mushi and God Bless Pakistan!

  7. ash (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 3:52 am

    Incredible. I am so happy.

  8. Mo (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 7:52 am

    Excellent developments. Pakistan needs desperately to be secularized along a Turkish/Kamalist model. The attitude of many Pakistanis towards our non Muslim co-citizens is alarming at best. I am first a Pakistani, then a Punjabi, then a distant 3rd a Muslim.

    The Qaid was a humanist in the most beautiful sense, yet until Mushy, what had become of his dream? A mullahfied nightmare!

  9. Mariam (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 8:00 am

    Wow! I’m loving it. It’s a small step in right direction.

    As Irfan Husain has put it Quite apart from the larger question of justice, the plain fact is that if the Muslim world wishes to catch up with a world that is leaving it far behind, it will have to emancipate our women.

    Now that’s a good thing that Pakistani Army too looking for women officers.

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    don’t take the underpass……


  11. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 9:22 am

    “PAKISTAN IS COMING” – I would like to urge the overseas Pakistani brothers & sisters to display Pakistan flags or icons (pins/wolf-tags/sticker/bands) to show love, pride and solidarity to our land. Shukriya.

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