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In Quest Of A Dream

In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar Manzoor Malik’s scoop in a way created history. The issue of Daily Kohistan the next day carried no other story on the front page except the six points of Sheikh Majeebur Rahman. Each of these points made a separate headline and a separate story. The impact was sensational. …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar Looking back 52 years into the week when Daily Kohistan was virtually re-launched after a ban of forty days, I can’t help feeling some measure of satisfaction over the way we succeeded in regaining a lot of ground that had been lost to Mashriq. Though we never reached …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar In the fifth year of Field Marshal Ayub Khan’s rule, the romance of the people with his revolution was already losing its intensity. The constitution he had promulgated and the system of the Basic Democracies he had evolved had not been given the kind of public endorsement required …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar My eldest son Inam was three weeks old when I was transferred from Karachi back to Lahore where two years earlier I had begun my journalistic career. My fifteen-month long stay as incharge of Daily Kohistan’s Karachi office had given me a completely new insight into the profession …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar   The 1962 non-party elections resulted in the emergence of factions— some led by influential persons and the others formed on the basis of provincial loyalties. There was also the usual host of landowning independents. At in the first session of the new Assembly held in June 1962, …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar Before I move into the subject of the fall of Kohistan, I will throw light on the strategy I had developed to promote the newspaper in the advertising market of Karachi. Despite the fact that Kohistan was the biggest newspaper of the Northern West Pakistan, the people of …

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In Quest Of A Dream

Ghulam Akbar In March 1962 General Ayub Khan announced a proposed new Constitution for the country. It was said to have been largely drafted by Manzur Qadir. Earlier in 1960, General Ayub Khan had appointed a Constitution Committee under the supervision of Justice Shahabuddin. The Commission’s recommendations on the future …

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