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The Quaid tormented on the last day of his life!

From "Jinnah Creator of Pakistan" by Hector Bolitho, first published in 1954 As it turned out the ambulance sent was without fuel. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude: Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude." --- --- King Lear by William Shakespeare. This was the first act of treason committed in the history of Pakistan and nobody is even curious to find out who perpetrated it. Credit: Dr Ghulam Nabi Kazi

The Prophecy by the Clairovoyant

From Hector Bolitho's brilliant biography, first published in 1954. .

Rise from the Dust!

Hector Bolitho recalls a conversation with a former classmate of Mr Jinnah, then in his eighties and relates it to the character of the great man. His biography was first published in 1954.

Jinnah: The Man - The Young Jinnah

by Hector Bolitho   Jinnah Creator of Pakistan is the best biography of Jinnah yet written by a Westerner. Hector Bolitho is an English journalist. In this selection he considers some of the significant influences on the young Jinnah. Most of the Jinnah’s observers have noted that he was strict and methodical in his habits and attitudes. Both in small matters, such as his monocle, and in large matters, such as his belief in constitutional procedure, Jinnah remained consistent from his early teens to the end of his life. The picture Bolitho gives of the able young student and advocate, aware of his abilities and of the obstacles before him, is an important clue to Jinnah’s later activities.   In the heart of the bustling new city is old Karachi, the town of mellow houses that Jinnah knew as a boy. Some of the streets are so narrow, and the houses so low, that the camels ambling past can look in the first-floor windows. In one of these narrow streets, Newnham Road, is the house – since