Book on Ali Brothers launched at SSUET

KARACHI:January 07: Eminent speakers highlighted the struggle steered by Ali Brothers during the freedom movement at a ceremony organised at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) in connection with the launch of book on ‘Ali Brothers’.
The function was presided over by Engr Adil Usman, Member SSUET Board of Governors and Vice-President Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association.
The voluminous book was written by Khalid Ali, a senior Aligarhian, now settled in the US. The launching ceremony coincided with the Jauhar Day, which is observed on January 4 every year.
The author acquired his education from Aligarh Muslim University, where he was elected as Union’s general secretary in 1945 and later also in the Provincial Muslim League Council. He also served as Attaché of Pakistan in various countries.
After migration, he served English daily Dawn in Karachi besides in the ISPR for some time. He started his career as a journalist and worked in the Associated Press of India and later Dawn Delhi and London.
In his address, Khalid Ali described Ali Brothers as shining stars of the hopes for Muslims of South Asia and their political acumen and talent was also mentioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Mahatama Gandhi.
He said the struggle waged by Ali Brothers for the establishment of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia had been a ray of hope and inspiration in the darkness.
Prof Afsar Sultana described the book as the most important and valuable contribution, highlighting the personalities of Jauhars and their achievements and discussed the condition of Muslims in India at that time as well as events taking place during the independence movement.
Azad Bin Hyder said that Khalid Ali had done a great favour to the history of sub-continent by writing that book, which could be described a master piece among the books written so far since 1947. ppi.