MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA: I recently visited Islamabad and my hosts took me to see Pakistan Monument. I was told that this was a unique design representing the provinces of Pakistan. I wish to share with my Pakistani friends that the design of Pakistan Monument is a copy of a monument in An Nuzhah neighbourhood in Makkah. The designer of Pakistan Monument must have visited Makkah and seen our beautiful monument. I am surprised that nobody in Pakistan has pointed this out considering so many Pakistanis visit the holy city every year.
Dr Awadi Al Naim
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2017.