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Sunday, July 10, 2005

A True Leader

In the past it once happened that a slide show, intended as a joke , was presented on the cinema screen before the start of a movie. At first, there appeared the photograph of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, with 'Father of the Nation' written below.
Then appeared the photograph of Dr. Allama Iqbal with the statement, 'Philosopher of the nation.' Next appeared the photograph of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto with the statement, 'Socialiser of the nation.' The next slide showed the picture of a donkey with the statement, 'Nation itself.'
Had this slide show been presented today, it would have also contained General Musharraf's photograph with the statement, "Nation's true leader', who thinks for the nation's larger interest. We should be ready to face the tide before it engulfs our unstable boat.

Readers Column, The Nation June 2004.