ATP Photo-Quiz: Who is this?

Posted on June 22, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, ATP Quiz, History, People, Politics
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Adil Najam

Can you recognize this man? No, not Nixon, the other guy. The one to the left.

I imagine that most of you can. But still, do tell me. In case you cannot, here is another picture of him.

I wanted to get us going with an easy picture on what I hope will be a somewhat regular feature of guessing who or what is in the picture. Feel free to share your thoughts on the person if you wish.

[P.S. I know, this is a sly way of checking if anyone is even reading this thing, and finding it useful enough to merit a response. But keeping this blog going is taking a lot of time, and I would like some indication from the readers that its worth the effort; that there are at least a few who are not just visiting but willing to actively engage in the discussions. Thanks.]

20 responses to “ATP Photo-Quiz: Who is this?”

  1. jyoti says:

    He does look like Brezhnev:) Well, isn’t it amazing to know that Gen Yahya “retired”??? Can you imagine any other Army Chief President “retiring” nowadays?

  2. Asif says:

    He is the 2nd Pakistani Striper, 1st was General Ayub Khan.

  3. Adil Najam says:

    Thank you, Omar. I have not seen this book. Do you have any more details about it?

    However, the ‘media campaign’ against him was, in my view largely justified. The best thing one can say about his term in office is that he was incompetent; my sense is that he was much less than even that and that history has been kinder to him than needed becaue we have shifted so much of the blame for those events (underservedly) to others (espeically to Bhutto and Mujib).

  4. Omar Malik says:

    Recently, while visiting at a friend’s office in Oxford, UK I came accross a small but interesting book which is a complilation of hand written notes of Gen. Yahya’s memoirs which he wrote after his retirement in early seventies. The book ” I want to reveal the Truth…” is an attempt to clarify certain decisions of that time and narrated his regimes achievemnt against a mountain of allegations against him by the then politicians in power…

    It was an interesting reading cause it seemed the General was desperate to write (his entire hand written notes and scribbling are also in the book) about things and was really upset about the media campaign set up against him…

  5. Asad says:

    stumbled upon your blog from the Faiz poem.. You have done excellent work.. keep it up please

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