I FOUND the article ‘In the shadow of Begum Ra’ana’ in Sunday Images of Dawn (June 2) to be interesting. I appreciate the writer giving credit to Begum Ra’ana for launching APWA in Karachi.

However, I would like to add that the writer has missed to mention the name of the guiding soul behind the launching of this venerable association. The late Lady Abdullah Haroon, a commendable philanthropist, nonetheless self-abnegating person, was instrumental in launching APWA. She devoted her time, energy and financial resources to this end.

I assert that without the efforts of Lady Haroon the birth of APWA would have been difficult, if not impossible. I hope my humble effort to give credit to where it truly belongs would be taken in a constructive light.

COL (r) ZAFER CHOUDHURY Karachi

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Najeeb Khalid
June 26, 2013 5:54 pm

I can attest to Lady Haroon's essential contribution to APWA as related to me by my father, who knew both Lady Haroon and Begum Ra'ana as well as both husbands. I my self knew Begum Ra'ana as \i was her grand sons class mate and visited their house as a small boy.

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