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    Since its 14 August i thought it would be good to remind my fellow Pakistanis of forgotten heroes. Here is a profile of MM Ahmad.

    Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad (Known as MM Ahmad) was born in Qadian in British India on February 18, 1913. MM Ahmad was a prominent civil servant of Pakistan.

    Early Education
    He was educated at Government college Lahore and would later study at the University of London and The University of Oxford. In 1939 he joined the Indian Civil Service. After the independence of Pakistan he joined the Civil Service of Pakistan.

    Career
    MM Ahmad was first posted in Lahore, the capital of the part of Punjab that was attached to Pakistan. Among the positions MM held in Lahore was that of secretary of finance. Later, he went to Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, where he served in a number of senior positions, including secretary of commerce, secretary of finance, and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission. At this juncture in his career, MM was arguably the most powerful civil servant in Pakistan, with supervisory authority over all three ministries. During M M Ahmad's service, Pakistan underwent rapid industrialization and growth. This received acknowledgment both within Pakistan and amongst the international development community. MM's success was attributable to his ability to assemble a highly capable team of economists, planners and engineers such as the late Dr Mahbub ul Haq, Sartaj Aziz and many others.
    Within Pakistan, M M Ahmad's contribution to the process of economic development was recognised by President Ayub Khan in a presidential address in 1967, celebrating 20 years of an independent Pakistan. When General Yahya Khan deposed President Ayub Khan and placed Pakistan under martial law, M M Ahmad was appointed adviser to the new president and given the rank of a federal minister. Following retirement from the CSP, M M Ahmad joined the World Bank initially as Executive Director for Pakistan and the Middle East and was elected to become deputy executive secretary of the joint ministerial committee of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, better known as the Development Committee. He retired from that position in 1984.


    Achievements
    MM Ahmad’s biggest contribution was in the signing of the Indus Basin Treaty and the procurement of development assistance from bilateral and multilateral donors for the construction of Mangla and Tarbela Dams as well as a huge irrigation network. At that time he was Federal Finance Secretary. Years later, as Executive Director of the World Bank, he helped in the servicing and rescheduling of these loans after the dismemberment of Pakistan in 1971. MM Ahmad also played a key role in acting as a go between China and the United States, facilitating a meeting between the then U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the Chinese Leadership.

    Death
    Mirza Muzaffar Ahmad passed away at the age of 89 on July 23, 2002 in the USA, Washington DC.
    He was a prominent member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
     
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    @Jaanbaz , are there any ahmedi who are in top position like this in pakistan now?
     
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    There will be few in low positions in Army, Civil Services and in the Police. But Ahmadis are not allowed to become higher then a Brigadier.

    Here is another forgotten Ahmadi, i wonder if any of my Pukhton brother know about him.
    Sahibzada Habib-ur-Rahman Qalandar Momand (September 1, 1930 - February 4, 2003) was a well-known Pashto scholar, poet, critic, short story writer, journalist, linguist, lexicographer, and academician. He was also a trade unionist, nationalist political activist and a member of the Communist Party of Pakistan.

    His services in the field of literature, journalism and politics have been acknowledged by the Government of Pakistan, which decorated him with the Pride of Performance, National Award for Democracy, and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
     
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    what about politics... business.. law..
     
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    Air Marshal Zafar Ahmed Chaudhry, SQA (born 19 August 1926) was the first Chief of Air Staff and a three-star general of the Pakistan Air Force from March 1972 to April 1974. His predecessor, Abdul Rahim Khan, was called Commander-in-Chief. Before becoming the air chief, Chaudhry stayed as the Managing Director of the national airline Pakistan International Airlines from July 1971 to March 1972.

    Chaudhry has commanded No. 9 Squadron, No. 32 Flying Wing (Mauripur), PAF Academy Risalpur and PAF Base Sargodha. Amongst his staff appointments, he was Director of Operations, Director of Plans and ACAS (Operations) at the AHQ.

    Zafar Chaudhry belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was commissioned in the British Indian Air Force on 9 April 1945. Among his important assignments in the PAF were: after commander of the PAF Academy and later of PAF Base Sargodha; at Air Headquarter, he did a tour as chief of operations. In between, he graduated from two British staff colleges as well as the Imperial Defence College. He is a founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, has served as its Treasurer [1] and is currently a Council Member
     
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    Ahmadis don't take part in Pakistani politics anymore so no chance in politics. As far as law i have heard of some excellent barristers. Although there are many Ahmadi politicians outside Pakistan. Like Lord Ahmad Conservative Peer,and First Governor-General of Gambia and many more i can't remember there names right now.
     
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    Dont pollute the thread with your nuisance- thread is about Heroes of Pakistan not some sect-
     
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    Lieutenant General Akhtar Hussain Malik (died 22 August 1969) was a distinguished General, a war hero of Pakistan Army in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.

    Malik was born to an old farming Ahmadi family in a small village named Pindori, located in Punjab. Despite the unavailability of schools in his village, he was sent to a school miles away where he and his friends had to walk for hours every day. After graduating from college, he enlisted as a sepoy in the army. But his personal qualities and education were soon noticed and he was sent to the officers' training school in Dera Doon. Malik's brilliance was recognized throughout his service in the British Army.

    As GOC 12th Division, he was the overall commander for Operation Grand Slam in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965. For his successful handling of the initial phase of the operation, he was awarded the Hilal-i-Jurat, the second highest gallantry award of the Pakistan Army. Controversially, the command was handed over to General Yahya Khan in mid operation, resulting in delay and eventual failure of the operation. The cause for this midway switch over is an object of speculation to this day.
    Qudrat Ullah Shahab said that "At a time when Major (General) Akhtar Hussain Malik was to take over Akhnoor to pave the way to take Srinager, the capital of Kashmir, he was wrongly removed from the command, and General Yahya Khan was put in his position. Perhaps the aim was to deprive Pakistan success in Akhnoor, Yahya Khan accomplished this task very well."[citation needed]
    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto said “Had General Akhtar Malik not been stopped in the Chamb-Jaurian Sector, the Indian forces in Kashmir would have suffered serious reverses, but Ayub Khan wanted to make his favorite, General Yahya Khan, a hero.”[citation needed]
    Malik was posted to CENTO in Ankara, Turkey where he died in a road accident. His body was brought back to Pakistan and was buried in Rabwah.

    Source: wikipedia
     
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    ok.. if you say so.... :pissed:
     
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    Here is a younger Ahmadi who has made her mark in education at the age of 10.
    Sitara Brooj Akbar is the female holder of both Pakistani and world records based on her passing of O Level chemistry, biology, English and mathematics between the ages of 9 and 11.[1] Akbar was also permitted by the British Council to undertake the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test in 2011, and achieved a score of 7 band out of 9.[2] Akbar is from Rabwah, a small town in the Punjab province of Pakistan, and is the eldest of five children.

    Akbar achieved international fame when she broke the world record for youngest student to take the O Level examination and IELTS. She is the youngest Pakistani student to have appeared in both tests. She has passed in the subjects mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

    Akbar is a student. She lives in Rabwah (Chenab Nagar) and is an ahmadi Muslim. She is a fan of Abdus Salaam, who was also an Ahmadi and today the only Pakistani Nobel Laureate. She is interested in becoming a top researcher in biochemistry.

    Soruce: Wikipedia
     
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    whats with u n ahmedis :undecided:
     
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    Please don't ruin this thread. All he did was inquire about Ahmadis in business and law etc. Whats the problem?
     
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    i'm asking da same Q from him

    Why r u so interested :omghaha:
     
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    Well you seem just as much interested as him.