It is quite strange that those who had come to Majid Nizami with a company resolution expressing their inability to run Nawa-i-Waqt, begged him to take over and later worked as employees in the paper for 40 years should be accusing him of belonging to a qabza group. Majid Nizami took over the paper in response to their pleadings and met their demand of Rs 2.35 lakh for the transfer of the name and declaration of Nawa-i-Waqt. Due legal formalities were gone through to seal the deal. One is surprised also to see Dr Mubashir Hasan, younger brother of a close friend of Hameed Nizami, falling into their trap and trying to confuse facts by using the words mysterious circumstances under which the paper went to the ownership of Majid Nizami. The above facts should enable him to recall what his failing memory has failed to do. The truth about the case would frustrate attempts at deceiving the public. Perhaps, to firm up his case, Dr Mubashir Hasan has owned a mistake he never made. He never telephoned Majid Nizami to return to Lahore from London, so there was no question of his having made a mistake. Rather, it was Shorish Kashmiri who spoke to him on telephone to inform him of the illness of Hameed Nizami and advised him to get back. For a close friend of Hameed Nizami to pervert facts is, indeed, shocking. Apart from owning the mistake, Dr Mubashir Hasan falsely claims that Hameed Nizami was not happy at knowing that Majid Nizami had been called back. The fact is that on seeing him back in Lahore, Hameed Nizami, who died soon afterwards on February 25, 1962, not only heaved a sigh of relief, but also told him to take the charge of Nawa-i-Waqt to carry forward his mission. He had made all the required legal formalities for this purpose. The reader should know that the first meeting of Dr Mubashir Hasan with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had been arranged by Majid Nizami at the formers request. Dr Sahib requested for an introductory letter. Later, he manoeuvred, first having organised the PPP convention in his house at Lahore and later becoming Bhuttos Finance Minister. It does not behove him to talk in such terms about Majid Nizami. We must acknowledge, though, that to err is human and we are all prone to making mistakes. And it would be interesting to relate some stories where men of calibre and in high positions have fallen prey to erring. Icons like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, while Prime Minster had, at a public meeting in Lahore, termed the Oppositions views worthy of censor. Though he soon realised his mistake, it was too late to call back the words, which were being aired live. Later on, he became quite cautious in the choice of words. Of similar nature, perhaps, is the remark Hameed Nizami had given wholehearted support to Bhutto against dictatorship attributed to Governor Sardar Latif Khosa, during his address at a meeting held to observe the death anniversary of Hameed Nizami, founder of Nawa-i-Waqt and founder President of the Punjab Muslim Students Federation. The remark was repeatedly broadcast by a private TV channel. The truth is that there had never been any interaction between the two. Hameed Nizami, no doubt, worked against dictatorship, but he had passed away much before Bhutto parted ways with Ayub Khan and took up the challenge of anti-dictatorship. ZAB was even elected to the National Assembly for the first time a few months after Hameed Nizamis death. But Dr Mubashir Hasans distortion of facts does not fall into that category of errors human are prone to make. Bhutto, as the reader would know, had been a staunch supporter of Ayub Khan. He was Secretary-General of the Convention Muslim League, while Ayub was President. It was only a few months after the Tashkent Declaration signed on January 10, 1966, in the Soviet Union that he resigned from the Ayub Cabinet, though his palpable disinterestedness at the Tashkent Declaration ceremony had led the public to conclude that he would dissociate himself from Ayub soon afterwards. He chose to veer away gradually. Nawa-i-Waqt, under the charge of Majid Nizami, however, had all along remained steadfast in its policy of struggling against dictatorship. It persisted in opposing the ceasefire of 1965 war since our troops had taken control of the territory up to a few miles short of Jammu. There were even widespread public demonstrations in the country against the Tashkent Declaration. It is worthy of note that after Z.A. Bhutto had left Ayub Khan, he and Majid Nizami would meet at Hico Restaurant in Shah Din Building where the Nawa-i-Waqt office was located, and it was at one such meetings that Majid Nizami advised him to restart taking active part in politics. Bhutto was hesitant, however, apprehending that the media would ignore him to which Nizami had assured him that his paper would take the lead in publishing his views. And the promise was honoured. It was Majid Nizami who used to visit Borstal Jail to hear the proceedings of the case that had been instituted against ZAB during the Ayub regime after he had resigned. Certainly, the Governor mixed up the names of Hameed Nizami with Majid Nizami, if, indeed, he had uttered the remark that Hameed Nizami had rendered wholehearted support to Bhutto against dictatorship. After being been compelled to leave Nawa-i-Waqt in 1969 by Mrs Hameed Nizam and her children, who had by then grown up, Majid Nizami started his own venture Nida-i-Millat and turned it into an excellent replacement of Nawa-i-Waqt. But when Nawa-i-Waqt fell on bad days within a year because of the poor management of its affairs, he was requested by the now qabza accuser group to come back because they were unable to run the paper. Majid Nizami, after having experienced the humiliation of quitting it, wanted to forestall that prospect again in the future. He asked for a written request and that came in the form of the Nawa-i-Waqt company resolution. How miserable was the condition into which the paper had fallen could be gauged from the text of the resolution. It contained a plain and simple admission that the enterprise was 'unable to run Nawa-i-Waqt, it did not have the money to pay for the newsprint, the payment of wages of the staff had become a difficult task. Majid Nizami paid the agreed amount of Rs 2,35,000 to secure the ownership of Nawa-i-Waqts name and declaration. The above is a free translation of an article by Rafiq Alam.