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IN QUIAD's OWN HAND

11 September, 2015

By Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)


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Fortunately the originals of the manuscript in the great Quaid's own handwriting are  preserved in the National Archives of Pakistan, Islamabad, wherein he had jotted down some points for one of his meetings on 10th July 1947 and which amply convey his thoughts on the partition, the Indian attitude and her future designs, the future constitution of Pakistan etc.  The images of the historical manuscript are  attached below. For the ease of reading, the transcripts of two pages are also reproduced below. The parts not readable are marked NR:



F-42
 
   
 

10th July 47                    2/ 

(1)    Capt. Nott

 
(2)    Commodore Jeffords  

Memo –NR -- to Set – NR

NR ___ NR  ___ NR  __  NR

What will happened to the questions dealt with
that maybe in dispute after 15th August:
Arbitral Tribunal agreed upon will decide
any disputed question if the partition council
do not agree, after that what would take
the place of Partition Council and who will 
decide any  disputed point in the matter?

 
NR___ 

Miler   or  Corfield

  1. Economic Reconstruction
  2. Industrial Expansion
  3. Financial & Budgetary Planning
  4. Organisation of foreign & Counselor Services 
3/
  1. The Congress have accepted the present settlements with Mental reservations
  2. They now proclaim their determination to restore the unity of India as soon as possible.
  3. With that determination  they will naturallybe regarded as avowed enemies of Pakistan State working for its over throw
   
Future Constitution of Pakistan

             Dangers of Parliamentarian form of Govt.

1) Parliamentary form of Govt. (2)   Presidential form of Govt.

It has worked Satisfactorily so far In England no where else.

(more suited to Pakistan)

The state exists (as has been said by Aristotle) not for life only but for good life



There should be no doubt in the mind of anyone that Quaid wanted the presidential form of Govt. for Pakistan.  A president elected by universal suffrage and having the pick of the professionals as his cabinet minister would have transformed Pakistan in to a great country as envisioned by the Quaid.
The parliament should have nothing to do with the governance and must be confined to their primary role of legislating and framing the laws.

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