Seeking recognition: Hussain was first to stitch Pakistan’s flag

According to Zahurul Hassan, Liaquat Ali Khan had asked his father to prepare the flag in June 1947 in New Delhi.

Our Correspondent August 05, 2012
Seeking recognition: Hussain was first to stitch Pakistan’s flag


As Pakistan prepares to celebrate its 65th Independence Day on August 14, Altaf Hussain’s family, which claims he was the first to stitch the flag of Pakistan, continues to demand his posthumous recognition.

“We have been struggling for the last 33 years to get official recognition for my father’s contribution to Pakistan,” said Zahurul Hassan, son of Hussain, at a press conference on Sunday.

According to him, Liaquat Ali Khan had asked his father to prepare the flag in June 1947 in New Delhi. He added that his father used to make clothes for Quaid-e-Azam and other Muslim leaders of pre-partition India.

The family has also preserved a copy of Life magazine of August 18, 1947, in which Hussain’s photograph was published.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.


Tanweer Abbas | 11 years ago | Reply

Betsy Ross is the woman who stiched US flag during declaration of independence time. Her house was turned into a US heritage building located on Philadelphia's Market and 3rd Streets. This house still has the sewing machines, pieces of fabric, cuttings and stitching threads kept intact in the place Why can't we also recognised him and have his place turned into a national heritage place.

Huma Shah | 11 years ago | Reply

pls publish the pics here. and why cant he be given recognition if there is evidence?

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