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VC’s humiliation

December 16, 2015


THIS is with reference to the episode involving Dr S.K. Alqama, former vice-chancellor of Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) and Ambassador to Yemen. He happened to be my classmate at the Dhaka Model School back in the good old days where the Dhaka Nawab family, especially his father Khawaja Khairuddin, was considered synonymous with everything that was Pakistan.

The arrest without warrant, the handcuff, the humiliation and all that goes with it makes me wonder about the government in Pakistan.

Times have changed. I migrated to the United Kingdom, Dr Alqama to West Pakistan, and the erstwhile East Pakistan is now the sovereign state of Bangladesh but the mindset of the ruling elite seems to have remained unaffected.

Yusuf Mayet


Published in Dawn, December 16th, 2015