Cowasjee and Bhandara

Published Nov 29, 2012 12:11am

WE all mourn the loss of a brave and straight-talking person. Cowasjee and my late father M.P. Bhandara were good friends.

They both were bitter-tongued but upright, loyal and honest and loved the Quaid’s Pakistan.

After my father’s death in 2008, he used to regularly call me and inquire if any one is trying to harass me. He was acting as my guardian angel.

Now I have one less guardian angel and Pakistan has one less patriot.

I pray may God bless his soul and he may rest in eternal peace.!

ISPHANYAR M. BHANDARA Rawalpindi

Upright journalist COWASJEE was a true Pakistani. He spoke his mind, exposed the corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and anti-state elements without fear.

He also exposed their evil designs and highlighted the fact that we as a nation had gone ashtray.

He reminded us of the ideology of Pakistan that the Quaid had professed and the path of progress that he had envisioned for our Pakistan.

But unfortunately the Quaid’s ideology, with our country, was hijacked by corrupt mullahs, corrupt politicians, corrupt bureaucrats and power-hungry generals.

Although Cowasjee is gone, his message lives on and hopefully the young generation will some day rise and rise with such powerful force that Pakistan will become a peace-loving, corruption-free, progressive country where all Pakistanis live in peace and harmony.

SHAHID HUSSEINI Australia


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Ather
Nov 30, 2012 04:07am
Indeed he was a noble soue. A person with insight, and wanted all good things in his home country
Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Nov 30, 2012 03:42am
It is not only minorities who have benefited from his straight talking but the whole of Pakistan. He was great soul and we need thousands of truth-speaking persons like him.
Anonymous
Nov 29, 2012 06:48pm
Late Cowasjee was a brave journalist but he was not an angle: during Benazir's second stint as Prime Minister he supported a dubious character from Lahore to acquire land worth 1 billion rupees at 1996 rates, from the Government of Pakistan through fraudulent means. I say this with 100% certainty because I was the major affectee as I was suspended after refusing to carry out verbal orders from the Prime Ministers secretariat conveyed through the Minister/Secretary of the concerned Ministry. Cowasjee was self-righteous and arrogant.
Ali
Nov 29, 2012 06:21am
Dreaming good is good for health.
Anonymous
Nov 29, 2012 06:49pm
Hussain: Why do we recite first Kalima? What does it signify? Ponder over what I have said and then evaluate your comment.
Hussain
Nov 29, 2012 04:46am
Its is due to Cowasjee and people like him that the remaining minorities in Pakistan live peacefully. Cowasjee may god give you Jannat.
Muhammad
Nov 29, 2012 01:38pm
He believed and fought for a pluralistic society,where all are welcome. :)
Anonymous
Nov 29, 2012 01:32pm
Yes I agree with you Hussain. It is because of Cowasjee that the people still know the spirit with which Quaid-e-Azam laid the foundation of Pakistan. Completely secular.---If , as the Mullahs believe (not that of Quaid-e-Azam) , Pakistan was carved on purely religious basis and was intended to be an Islamic Theocratic country with the rule of Shariah (however, not known which Sharia) then let me say it frankly that it was a blessing for Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah to have died so soon. The Mullahs would have definitely looked for a chance to kill our Quaid-e-Azam; because he was against their ideas and principles. Who can ever be with them ? Cowasjee Zindabad, Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad !!!
Agha Ata
Nov 29, 2012 01:11pm
Let?s remember him by naming a place with his name. I recommend "CLIFTON" to be called "COWASJEE" where he lived and died, and the members of his community developed it by making terraces and gardens.