The Independence Day celebrations at Dawood Public School this year left me very disappointed. I fail to comprehend how the administration decided to make cricketers such as Shahid Afridi and other sporting personalities as the main focus of the event instead of the personalities that made the dream of Pakistan possible. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan and Fatima Jinnah are a class apart and the integral part of any Independence Day celebrations in our country. However, the administration has insulted their legacy by ignoring them in favour of sportsmen. I am in no way degrading the efforts of our hockey players, footballers or cricketers but giving them the spotlight in place of the founding father is insulting. The administration needs to be confronted on the matter and it should be ensured that this doesn’t happen again.


Karachi, August 18.