This afternoon at rounds at the hospital, the oldest member of our medical staff, Dr.George B. asked me, "Tell me, how is Pakistan?" I told him that the country is unwell. My good friend, Dr. S. G. Shah, FRCS had a one-word diagnosis for Pakistan when I popped the very same question to him last Monday. “Pakistan is in RIGOR MORTIS,” he said. I was flabbergasted.
It was Jinnah who said, “God has granted to us the grand opportunity to build up this nation. Let it not be said that we did not prove unequal to the TASK.” (These words are engraved on the large examination/convocation hall at King Edward Medical College where I studied.)
Dr. George B. continued: “With no electricity nor potable water for the average citizen, let alone social justice – do you regret having formed Pakistan?"
I will answer that question in a later post.