This extraordinary article is both revealing and farsighted. Unlike the generally unfavorable press the creation of Pakistan was subjected to by the American and Western Media in 1947 through clever work of pro-Congress and pro-India publicists, this article went beyond the little cherished myths that were repeated again and again. The article also is revealing in how much the left was involved in public life in those early days of Pakistan. This is a must read for every Pakistani and student of Pakistan’s History. -YLH
By Andrew Roth (writing in the US Weekly The Nation Datelined December 13, 1947)
ITS creator and governor general, M. A. Jinnah, has described Pakistan as “the biggest Moslem state… and the fifth biggest sovereign state in the world.” Though the second point might be disputed, Pakistan is unquestionably worthy of attention, for it is situated just where the Anglo-American and Soviet orbits touch in the strategic Central Asian theater.