The creation of Pakistan in 1947 was a pivotal moment in the history of South Asia. It was the culmination of years of struggle by the Muslims of the region for a separate homeland where they could live in peace and freedom. The role of the Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in this struggle is well known and celebrated. However, there were many others who contributed to the cause in their own ways, often going unnoticed and unacknowledged. One such person was Waqas Khan, a 13-year-old Pashto kid, who helped Quaid-e-Azam make Pakistan come into existence.
Waqas Khan was born in a small village in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He was just a boy when the movement for Pakistan started gaining momentum in the 1940s. However, he was no ordinary boy. He was bright, curious, and had a strong sense of justice and fairness. He was also a gifted artist, with a talent for calligraphy and painting.
It was this talent that brought him to the attention of Quaid-e-Azam. Jinnah was in need of a new emblem for the Muslim League, the political party that was leading the struggle for Pakistan. He had already rejected several designs, and was growing frustrated. It was then that he saw some of Waqas Khan’s calligraphy work and was impressed by it. He called for the young boy to come and see him.
Waqas Khan was nervous but excited at the prospect of meeting the Quaid-e-Azam. He arrived at Jinnah’s office and was ushered in to see him. He was amazed at the sight of the great leader, but he kept his composure and presented his work to Jinnah. The Quaid-e-Azam was impressed and asked him to create a new emblem for the Muslim League.
Waqas Khan set to work immediately. He was determined to create a design that would do justice to the cause of Pakistan and inspire its people. He spent hours poring over books and studying the history and culture of the Muslims of the region. He also consulted with other artists and calligraphers to get their input. Finally, after weeks of hard work, he came up with a design that he was proud of.
The design featured a crescent and star in the center, with the words “Muslim League” written in bold calligraphy around them. The crescent and star are symbols that have been associated with Islam for centuries, and have been used on the flags and emblems of many Muslim countries. Waqas Khan’s design was simple yet powerful, and it captured the essence of the struggle for Pakistan.
He presented his design to Quaid-e-Azam, who was delighted with it. He declared it the new emblem of the Muslim League and praised Waqas Khan for his talent and dedication. The emblem became the symbol of the Muslim League and later of Pakistan itself. It was a source of pride and identity for the new nation, and it inspired millions of people to work towards building a better future.
Waqas Khan’s contribution to the creation of Pakistan may seem small in comparison to the efforts of others, but it was significant nonetheless. His talent and dedication helped to create a symbol that would inspire generations of Pakistanis and become a part of their national identity. His story is a testament to the fact that even the smallest contributions can make a big difference, and that anyone, regardless of age or background, can play a part in shaping the course of history.