Pakistani MPs Delegation in China – 1956

Posted on January 19, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Foreign Relations, People, Photo of the Day, Politics
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Following photo is courtesy of Associated Press. It was taken in Beijing in 1956 on the occasion of Pakistani members of parliament’s visit to China.

Clicking on the photo above will take you to its larger size image.

Two of the leaders marked with circles in this photo are Shaikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Makhdoon Alamdar Hussain Gilani. Besides the historic value there is one more very interesting feature of this photo.

Interestingly Pakistan’s current PM Yousuf Gilani is the son of Makhdoom Alamdar and Bangladesh’s PM Shaikh Hasina Wajid is daughter of Shaikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehamn.

From Chinese side, Mao Zedong is present in the center of the photo. Second from left in front row standing is Zhou Enlai, PM of China. Left most person in front row standing is Chairman of National Peoples Congress, Peng Zhang.

The reason for sharing this photo here is that it is a snapshot of our history. Also noticeable is how a generation of politicians has changed hands in Pakistan and Bangladesh, with the current generation of leaders being direct descendents of the former ones.

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  2. Sajid Iqbal says:

    A historic photo indeed. I wonder if Mujeeb went there to get some inspiration of Mao’s movement. :P

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