Today during the much anticipated Political Drone speech Altaf Hussain distorting history by attacking Quaid-e-Azam the founding father of Pakistan to justify his and Tahir-ul-Qadri’s foreign passports – attacking the most respected symbol of Pakistan, is literally picking a fight with the entire nation of Pakistan. Shame
Rai Muhammed Saleh Azam at Pakistani Nationalist writes Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Passport: Setting the Record Straight “Altaf Hussain, in a telephonic address to his party workers from London on 10 January 2013, tried to justify his British nationality and passport by alluding to the British Indian passport of Pakistan’s founder, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
This comparison is misplaced because Quaid-e-Azam’s British Indian passport was issued in 1946 in Karachi, the British Indian Empire, when Pakistan was not even in existence. Before the independence of Pakistan and India in August 1947, all citizens of British India were issued British Indian passports.
The comparison is also misplaced because Quaid-e-Azam did not have a choice of nationality in 1946, whereas post-1947, Pakistani politicians do have a choice. Indeed, there was no such thing as a Pakistani Passport from the time of Pakistan’s independence on 14 August 1947 until Quaid-e-Azam’s death on 11 September 1948. On page 1B of Quaid-e-Azam’s British Indian passport (see below), it clearly reads “British Subject by Birth” (as he was born in Karachi, which was then part of the British Indian Empire), whereas Altaf Hussain is a British subject by choice.”
Rai Muhammed Saleh Azam : The Pakistani Nationalist: Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Passport: Setting the Record Straight
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