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By | July 24, 2020

Abdullah, the father of the current King Abdullah of Jordan, was a guest at the house of Shah Hussain Mir Sahib, who came here to hunt partridges. Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur was also the Speaker of the Sindh Assembly at that time. This was the time when Hyderabad was the capital of Sindh province and the session of the Sindh Assembly was held in the Darbar Hall. The Governor General of Pakistan was a former bureaucrat who helped Liaquat Ali Khan to create the “poor man’s famous budget”. This country Ghulam Muhammad later entered politics and was appointed Finance Minister in the Prime Ministership of Liaquat Ali Khan. He was the man who wrote Pakistan’s first five-year plan, a copy of which was taken away by the South Korean rulers, and by doing so they are one of the strongest economies in the world today. Malik Ghulam Mohammad had summoned Muhammad Ali Bogra, a former Barisal (East Pakistan, present-day Bangladesh) politician and then career diplomat from the United States, to the post of Prime Minister. He was a member of the cabinet led by Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy in 1940 in United Bengal. After becoming Pakistan, he got a job in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was recalled to the United States as ambassador to the United States. The great earthquake of Pakistan’s political history was designed during the tenure of this Prime Minister. Pakistan’s ruling political leadership believed that if all the provinces of the western part of Pakistan were merged into one unit, regional tensions would be reduced. The plan was drafted by prominent politician Mian Mumtaz Daultana, who was then the Chief Minister of Punjab. Muhammad Ayub Khoro was the Chief Minister of Sindh at that time. There were 102 members of the Sindh Assembly, some of whom feared that they would oppose the “One Unit” bill. The biggest suspect was Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur, speaker of the Sindh Assembly. The political government was unwilling to take any risks. On the morning of December 11, 1954, when Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur left his house for Darbar Hall to preside over the Sindh Assembly session, his car was not stopped near the Sessions Court. He was boarded and left in the Mithi area. The session of the Assembly was held and the Deputy Speaker presided over it. Chief Minister Muhammad Ayub Khoro introduced the resolution which was passed by a clear majority of 98 votes out of 102. There was applause, congratulations, speeches and in the evening Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur’s “symbolic disappearance” ended and he returned to his home. Today, no one knows the name of the first “short-lived” speaker in Pakistani history. I also looked at the archives of the newspapers of that period, but they also contain one or two columns of him. If Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur had been in today’s age of social media, the star of his fortune would have shone like Matiullah Jan. The trend on Twitter, which could barely cross a thousand, suddenly began to climb the ladder of popularity. The next day you were to go to the Supreme Court as a contempt of court accused but only one “kidnapping” changed your status, status and position. Now you have entered like a hero of freedom of expression. Just a few hours of symbolic disappearance and then such a big leap from anonymity to popularity. This is a matter of fate. If Matiullah Jan had been in 1954, he would not have been mentioned in the newspaper and if Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur had been in 2020, he would have been called the “Great Son” of Sindh. But one thing is for sure, the stupidity of the governments has not changed since Ayub Khoro. The only difference is that Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur was first prosecuted for wanting to assassinate his distinguished guest, King Hussein of Jordan, in order to cover up his folly. So much care has been taken today that a case of “symbolic disappearance” has been registered against “unknown persons”. That case was also filed, and the future of this case does not look bright.
Political revenge and feudal mentality have always ruled Pakistan’s history. This “revenge” and “ego” has given new ideas not only to this country but also to other countries of the world to deal with enemies. In the seventies and “Fakhra Asia”, “Leader of the People” was the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. The fog of disappearance of opponents around the world had not yet begun. Latin American dictatorships also killed slaves, but did not grieve the families of the missing. Ghulam Mustafa Khar, who was once a close associate of Bhutto, shook his head when the slogans of “Lion of Punjab” were chanted for him. He issued orders to suppress the leadership of this emerging leader. Under his government, Bhutto had formed a separate force, the Federal Security Force, to kill and kidnap political opponents. The brutal and inhumane manner in which this force massacred political opponents across Pakistan is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. His first target was Dr Nazir Ahmed, MNA of Darwish Sifat of Jamaat-e-Islami from Dera Ghazi Khan, then the line was drawn, Khawaja Saad Rafique’s father Khawaja
Muhammad Rafiq, Maulvi Shamsuddin of Balochistan Assembly, Abdul Samad Achakzai, father of Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Mumtaz Dr, father of General Asim Saleem Bajwa, head of C-Pak Authority and Muhammad Saleem Bajwa, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami besides countless political activists were killed in anonymity. Bhutto also introduced the practice of disappearing politicians to keep his opponents in constant agony. For this purpose, a secret hideout called Dalai Lama camp was set up in Azad Kashmir. Ghulam Mustafa Khar’s confidant Khas, Member Provincial Assembly, Mian Iftikhar Tari and about 30 of his associates were abducted and kept there. These people were missing till the

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