THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Cry for help from a hero’s daughter’ (Feb 19). I have cursory knowledge of the Dr A.Q. Khan Hospital Trust, as it has a hospital in Karachi as well. I wonder if the Lahore hospital is also managed by the same trust.
The respected scientist is well known to one and all across the country and has ensured a place for himself in the annals of national history. Any attempt to tarnish his image or the wonderful legacy the man left behind needs to be condemned. If anybody in the government machinery in Lahore happens to be collaborating with the mafia, as described by the daughter of the late hero, such scoundrels should be taken to task immediately.
The national media as well as social media influencers should extend maximum support to the daughter of the national hero in securing her rightful place in the trust.
The judiciary is too preoccupied these days with a variety of matters of national interest, or, else, one would have requested a suo motu action in the matter.
The nations that fail to recognise and respect their real heroes and replace them with fake ones have to pay dearly in the long run. We would do well to remember this simple lesson of history.
Major (retd) Shamshad Ali Khan
Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2023
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