LAHORE- Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar led an extremely simple life. Pakistan can become the country as envisioned by the Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal, if we are lucky enough to be blessed with governors like him.

These views were expressed by The Nation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami at a special function held on the 114th birth anniversary of Pakistan Movement leader Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar. The sitting was jointly organised by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and Tehreek-i-Pakistan Workers Trust at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan.

Nizami observed that Sardar Nishtar was counted among the closest associates of the Quaid-i-Azam and Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. He remarked that he had been closely observing all the governors all the way from the first Governor Francis Mudie to the incumbent Governor Makhdum Ahmad Mehmud. Sardar was the only one among them who led exemplary life.

Ghalib Nishtar, grandson of Sardar Nishtar, lauded the noble mission of propagating the real aims and objectives of the Pakistan Movement the ideas and thoughts of its heroes and the Two-Nation Theory.

Col (r) Amjad Hussain, a prominent worker of the Pakistan Movement, observed that it was through a movement initiated by Hameed Nizami that the British Governor of the Punjab was replaced by Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar.

Waleed Iqbal remarked that he had a spiritual attachment to Sardar Nishtar who was a close associate of the Quaid-i-Azam. Dr Nizami along with others cut a cake to celebrate Sardar Nishtar’s birth anniversary.

Separately, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, a renowned social and political leader will address the students of the Ideological Summer School today (Wednesday) at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan. 

Those present on the occasions included NPT Vice Chairman Professor Rafique Ahmad, Prof MA Soofi, Justice (r) Munir A Mughal Begum Safia Ishaque and Shahid Rasheed.

Sufi Tabbasum remembered

Iranian Council General Bani Asadi has said Pakistan and Iran can collaborate in numerous academic areas like technology, literature, art and research. Both countries have common literary and cultural heritage. Sheikh Saadi and Allama Iqbal are equally popular in both countries.

He was speaking in a function to remember well-known poet intellectual and writer Sufi Tabbasum at Lahore College for Women University, (LCWU) on Tuesday. The event was organised by LCWU Persian Department wherein Vice Chancellors of host university and Government College University, Director General Iranian Culture Centre Muneeza Hashmi, Fouzia Tabbasam and Dr. Zaheer Ahmed Saddique expressed their views about the personality and work of Sufi Tabbasum.

Iranian diplomat said that Iranian Government was very keen to uplift its women in all walks of life. LWCU VC Sabiha Mansoor said the LCWU had great role in women development in Pakistan. “LCWU is also focusing to promote literature and culture. We have established institute of language and culture which is working effectively,” Dr Mansoor said.

Head of Persian Department Faleeha Kazmi briefed that LCWU was the largest state run university for women in Pakistan. The function to pay tribute to Sufi Tabbasum is also part of her vision in this purpose.