The country’s founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s August 11, 1947 speech is mentioned and quoted so liberally among the moderate circles that it has become something of a cliché.

However, what is not often related is how a federal secretary arbitrarily decided to censor it before its release. It proves that even as early as 1947 there were souls who desperately wanted to give the country a religious character.

Pitafi, Farrukh Khan.  “How Do We Reinvent Pakistan’s National Dream?”  Dawn, January 26, 2015.

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