In 1938 a young student, who was among Jinnah’s followers, wished to go to England to complete his education. He told Mr. Jinnah that he had applied to the Hyderabad Government for a grant, so that he could fund his expenses to travel to London. To this, Mr. Jinnah said, “No – you must do it out of your own strength.”
Mr. Jinnah suggested that he should write a book on the history of The Muslim League and said, “Then you can educate yourself on the royalties from the book.” He worked with the young student, gave him all the papers that he needed and sat with him hour after hour until the book was finished.
The young student later recalled, “His patience with me was incredible.”
Presentation of Colours to 2nd Battalion, 15th Punjab Regiment, by Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Peshawar,15 April, 1948
Jinnah, formerly leader of the All-Indian Muslim League, became Pakistan's first Governor General following independence in August 1947. India and Pakistan's independence also led to the division of the old British Indian Army and five of the six Punjab Regiments, including the 15th, were allocated to Pakistan.
Mr. Imran Najeeb Butt shared a rare photo of the Quaid taken by his grandfather, Mr Abdul Rehman Butt, on the occasion of Lahore Resolution was passed.
Quaid-e-Azam can be seen here delivering the speech in Minto park Lahore to get the resolution approved.
Date: 23rd March 1940
Credit: Mr. Imran Najeeb Butt
Photographer: Abdul Rehman Butt