Bab-e-Pakistan

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A monument to our nation, still up in the air.

b4With the birth of Pakistan, sixty-eight years ago, Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent succeeded in establishing an independent home where they could freely live according to the tenets of Islam as prescribed in the Qura’an and Sunnah. That success came with a price.

The Partition of India sparked one of the largest migrations known to mankind, with Hindus and Sikhs moving out of the areas allocated for Pakistan, and the Muslims going the other way from the new state of India. Most of them carried nothing more than the clothes on their backs and the hope of sanctuary in a new land where they would be free; where the land is there’s; where the people would accept them as their own because they belonged to the same faith. They had left behind their empty home, hurriedly abandoned for a new…

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