KARACHI: “Islamic laws apply to the whole Muslim world, and separate nationalist Muslim states, as they exist today, cannot become Quranic or Islamic states in the truest sense of the term,” observed Chaudhri Khaliquzzaman, President, All-Pakistan Muslim League … yesterday [Feb 23]. He said that Islamic democracy demanded an Islamic society of the whole millat (nation) of Islam, and Quranic Laws could be introduced effectively only in an Islamic … state, embracing the whole world of Islam. He expressed the hope that such a state “would be established in the near future”.

Mr Khaliquzzaman was addressing a meeting of the Pakistan Parliamentary Club … arranged … in honour of the representatives of the Islamic countries to the recent World Muslim Conference, at Frederick’s Cafeteria… .

[Meanwhile according to News agencies in Texas,] George Washington was arrested here today [Feb 22] on the anniversary of the birth of the first United States president. This Geor­­ge, 31, was arrested for running past a stop sign and driving without a licence. He did not tell a lie. He signed the ticket, admitting his guilt.

Published in Dawn, February 24th, 2024

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