Five 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.
It is a land where Sufis like Lal Shabaz Qalandar and Ganj Bakhsh once lived and preached love for humanity.
It is a land that produced the great thinker, poet and philosopher Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
It is a land where blossomed Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the greatest of Qawwali singers.
Dr. Abdus Salam, Nobel Prize winner in Physics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.]