Sunday, May 06, 2007

5 Heroes of Pakistan

Hassan AbbasFive Pakistanis who make me proud to be a Pakistani.

[By Hassan Abbas; the author served in the administrations of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf. He runs Watandost, a blog on Pakistan-related affairs.]

This is the fifth article in the Proud, Powerful and Pak series.

Sufi Saints
It is a land where Sufis like Lal Shabaz Qalandar and Ganj Bakhsh once lived and preached love for humanity.

Poets
It is a land that produced the great thinker, poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

Singers
It is a land where blossomed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the greatest of Qawwali singers.

Scientists
Dr. Abdus Salam, Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

Philanthropists
Abdul Sattar Edhi, Magsaysay awardee for public service.

[Pakistanis from all walks of life are invited to share what they believe are the five best things about their country. You too must be a part of this. Send your favourites to mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com.]

2 comments:

Arsalaan Haleem said...

Leaders:

The great man himself: Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

fertileeast said...

I would have in fact choosen Ali Jinnah in exchange for the scientist
actually all the sufi lore would have been enough to cover 'the five"
about qawal for sure ghulam farid sabri top it all while aknwoledging
the hundreds of lesser known one if i rember well so many evenings in pakistan in the sixties like nights at ABDUL RAZI SHAH dargah,difficult
to make such a narrow choice in a land of inspired souls,let it be the most 500 most famous!!!!!!
oh SHAH NOORANI dudh ka dudh