Faculty members of the Hamdard College of Science and Commerce organised a meeting to highlight the achievements of Muhammad Bin Qasim on the 10th day of Ramazan.
The principal, Saba Khalid, traced the history of Sindh before the advent of Islam and how the tyrannical ruler, Raja Dahir, was defeated by a small army led by Muhammad Bin Qasim in 1712 AD.
Saba Masroor, a senior lecturer, said that the observance of the day of conquest of Sindh was actually meant to observe the creation of Pakistan because if Sindh was not conquered, Pakistan would never have come into existence.
Madinat alHikmah vice-president, Fatema Munir Ahmed said that Muhammad Bin Qasim was an intelligent, cultured young general. She said that the three years of Muhammad Bin Qasim’s rule had changed the destinies of the people of Sindh.
The special meeting was attended largely by the faculty members, educationists and other dignitaries.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2013.