Roll of Honour

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is one of the rare personalities of human history who is credited with the creation of a new country on the map of the world. He led the Muslim community of the subcontinent to crave out for themselves the largest, independent and free Muslim state in the world.

The creation of Pakistan at his hands in 1947 set into motion the liberation movements all over the world to shun off the yoke of colonialism. And within next ten to fifteen years, more than thirty new Muslim states appeared on the map of the world.

Besides, Jinnah was one of the India’s leading legislators and constitutionalist. He was also one of the most remarkable legal practitioners of undivided India. Above all, he was a great man who set an example by bequeathing most of his personal property to various educational institutions including Sindh Madressah through his last will.


Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto

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The most outstanding accomplishment of Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto is the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency in 1936, providing the Muslims of the subcontinent the essential launching ground from where the movement for an independent and free Muslim State was later launched. The next decade saw that it was the ‘autonomous province of Sindh’ which played the most crucial role in the creation of Pakistan. It was in this background that Stanley Wolpert wrote that the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency through the efforts and leadership of Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, was ‘the single-most important economic political coup won by an Indian Muslim, … eclipsed only by Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah’s  subsequent victory more than a decade later in winning his suit for a separate nation statehood for Pakistan.’ In addition to that Sir Bhutto played pivotal role in the construction of Sukkur Barrage, which brought an agricultural revolution in the province. As the Divan (Premier) of Junagadh State, he was instrumental in getting signed the instrument of accession of that state in favour of Pakistan in 1947.


Sir Abdullah Haroon

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Sir Abdullah Haroon was a great philanthropist and a front ranking leader of the Pakistan movement. He was one of the closest confidants of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during the most turbulent periods of united India’s history. To him is owed the credit for successful organization of Sindh Provincial Muslim League Conference in 1938, which proved to be the precursor for 1940 Lahore Resolution of Pakistan. His services for the cause of Indian Muslims were to the extent that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah cited him as “one of the greatest pillars of the Muslim League”. In addition to that, Sir Haroon was a pre-eminent philanthropist, and founder of several educational, religious and social welfare institutions. He was a successful businessman who took pleasure in spending his money for the betterment of the people.


Khan Bahadur Muhammed Ayub Khuhro

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Khan Bahadur Mohammed Ayub Khuhro was one of the founders of Muslim League in Sindh. He has the distinction of getting elected as the Chief Minister of Sindh thrice: a record yet not broken. He served as the first Chief Minister of Sindh after the creation of Pakistan. He was a man of principles and sustained hardships in his life with courage, including losing his job as the Chief Minister. He was a good administrator and was popularly known as the ‘iron-man’ of Sindh.


Shaikh Abdul Majid Sindhi

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Shaikh Abdul Majeed Sindhi was a great leader of Sindh’s Muslims in the pre-partition era. He was the man who organized anew the Sindh branch of All India Muslim League in 1936, which later played the pivotal role in the creation of Pakistan. Besides politics, the main contribution of Shaikh Sindhi was in the field of Muslim journalism, wherein he remained editor of the most popular newspapers of those times, Al-Waheed, Al-Amin and Al-Haq. His writings inspired the people of Sindh to great extent and infused in them the spirit to stand up for the cause of the Muslims of the subcontinent. A newly convert to Islam, Shaikh Sindhi devoted whole of his life to his mission. He was sent to various prisons of India a number of times, but these trials and tribulations could never dampen his spirits.


Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayattullah

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Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah has the distinction of being the first Governor of Sindh after creation of Pakistan. He was the only ‘native’ Governor of any province in the newly created Pakistan in 1947 as all the rest were Britons. Besides, Sir Hidayatullah has another distinction of being the first Chief Minister of Sindh after the province was separated from Bombay Presidency.    


Kazi Khuda Baksh

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Kazi Khuda Bukhsh was the first Muslim who rose to the position of the Mayor of Karachi. He was one of the prominent leaders of the Muslim Community of Sindh. He belonged to the legal profession and was considered as one of the top ranking lawyer of the region. He was a social reformer and rendered outstanding services for the cause of education. He also remained associated with his Alma Mater and served as Secretary to its management board. It was during his tenure as the Secretary, that Sindh Madressah was upgraded to the level of college at the hands of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.


Allama Imdad Ali I. Kazi

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Allama Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi was a great scholar of Islam. He has the distinction of being the founder Vice Chancellor of the University of Sindh. It was because of his dedicated efforts that the University of Sindh became one of the best universities of the country and started producing young scholars in different branches of learning. He was the philosopher par excellence, and was well-versed in classical literature, history and science with particular reference to psychology, society, anthropology and other branches of natural sciences. He was a great source of inspiration for the Muslim youth of Sindh, who value him next only to the great Sufi poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae. He was a great educator, who did not confine himself to the conventional classroom method of teaching. He adopted the medium of mosque as the center of educational activity through his famous “Friday Sermons.” He was the person who practiced what he preached. Allama was a Sufi (Mystic) in the true sense of the word. His selflessness and attitude towards life influenced the mental outlook of thousands of his pupils, who preferred spiritual advancement to materialistic benefits.


Dr. Umer Mohammed Daudpota

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Dr. Umer Mohammed Daudpota is one of the most prominent educationist and scholars the soil of Sindh has produced. Starting from a humble background, this man of very limited means achieved distinction in scholarly pursuits on the basis of his sheer merit and hard work. He has the distinction of remaining the head of Sindh’s education department for over eleven years during which the province’s education system saw two major transitions: firstly, after its separation from Bombay Presidency in 1937, and secondly after the independence of Pakistan. He was the person who planned and laid the foundation of the new educational system in Sindh after independence and is rightly considered as the architect of the system, which produced great men during the first few decades after the establishment of Pakistan. He also enjoys the distinction of being the youngest Principal of his Alma Mater Sindh Madressatul Islam, a post which he held just ten years after passing his matriculation from the same institution. He also held the position of the Caretaker Vice Chancellor of Sindh University. In the field of oriental studies, Dr. Daudpota’s name is like a shining star. He had command over a number of languages, such as, Sindhi, Arabic, Persian, English, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.


Mr. Allah Bakhsh K. Barohi

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Mr. Allah Bukhsh K. Brohi, commonly known as A. K. Brohi is regarded as one of the top most legal luminary of this county. He rose to the level of a Central Minister to the Government of Pakistan. He remained Pakistan’s High Commissioner (Ambassador) to India during Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s Government in New Delhi. It was due to the efforts of Mr. Brohi that the two countries, India and Pakistan, signed the famous ‘Indus Water Treaty,’ ending a long-standing international conflict. He was instrumental in the official visit of Indian Prime Minister to Pakistan. In addition to that, Mr. AK Brohi was one of the most eminent scholar and philosopher of this region. He was, in fact, continuation of Allama II Kazi’s school of thought in philosophy. He has to his credit few of the most beautiful and thought provoking books on his philosophical thought, besides, of course, books on law. Throughout his life he remained genuinely associated with the field of education. Starting his career as a teacher in his Alma Mater, Sindh Madressah, he ended as the Rector of International Islamic University, Islamabad. He was an exceptional orator, whose scholarly discourses attracted people from near and far. The Government of Pakistan also appointed him as the Chairman of National Hijra Council.


Allama Ali Khan Abro

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Allama Ali Khan Abro’s greatest service towards the people of this land has been his translation of the Holy Quran along with Tafseer, explaining the Holy-Text in most readable Sindhi language. He was a scholar par excellence. His biggest contribution has been in the field of Islamic literature, principally on the life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the message of Quran and the ways and means to get rid of the common social evils prevailing amongst the Muslims of the subcontinent. His book ‘Islam and Communism’ is considered as a remarkable piece of literature on the subject. Allama had command over many languages, the prominent being Arabic, Persian and English. He was a dedicated teacher, who devoted whole of his life, talent, skills and resources for spreading the light of knowledge.


Mr. Ghulam Ali Allana

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Mr. Ghulam Ali Allana, commonly known as G. Allana was a multidimensional personality of international repute. His basic claim to fame remains because of his immense contribution in the field of history and literature, wherein he authored about twenty-seven books. Despite the fact that English was not his mother tongue, he produced original poetry in that language. His English poetry was in tune with the literary trends of his times, and themes of his poems were translated into several other languages. But this was just one aspect of his introduction. Mr. Allana also won distinctions in a variety of fields, ranging from politics to diplomacy and from business to general administration. In politics, he started his career as the General Secretary, Sindh Muslim League, in 1930s. After the creation of Pakistan, he was made the Central Finance Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League. He also rose to the position of the Mayor of Karachi. He was also elected as the member of West Pakistan Legislative Assembly.


Prof. Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah

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Professor Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah was an illustrious teacher of this land, who taught selflessly many generations of Pakistan. He devoted his life to the service of education. He remained a teacher, a principal, and a director of education, a vice chancellor, and then a federal minister for education. In all theses capacities, he worked most devotedly for the cause of education. His prime contribution was the development of Sindh University’s new campus in Jamshoro. It used to be said that Allama I I Kazi was the founder of Sindh University, while Prof. Shah was the builder of the university. In addition to that, Professor Shah remained an editor of Sindh Quarterly, a scholarly publication for about a quarter of century. He was a great scholar, who wrote a number of excellent books on a variety of subjects.


Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah

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Justice (Retired) Syed Sajjad Ali Shah has the distinction of reaching to the highest position in the judiciary at national level as the Chief Justice of Pakistan. During his career as a judge he tried to emancipate the judiciary from the influence of the executive. During the troubled times of martial laws he provided fearless leadership to the legal fraternity. He has to his credit several important verdicts during his career as a judge.