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    BBC interview with Jinnah's grandson, Nusli Wadia

    BBC has broadcast a special interview with Mr. Nusli Neville Wadia famous Indian industrialist , Company director and Chairman of various Indian companies. He also happens to be the grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founding father of Pakistan. In the interview Mr. Wadia has criticised the role of his grandfather on the creation of a separate Muslim state Pakistan.

    It's even more surprising that Jinnah's only daughter Dina Wadia now settled in New York is also critical of her father's role and the creation of Pakistan. The BBC interview is sure going to create furor in Pakistan.

    Here's a profile of Mr. Nusli Neville Wadia.


    The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Gherzi Eastern Ltd.
    The Bombay Burmah Trading Corpn. Ltd.
    B R T Ltd.
    N W Exports Ltd.
    Britannia Industries Ltd.
    Leila Lands Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
    National Peroxide Ltd.
    Citurgia Biochemicals Ltd.
    Wadia BSN India Ltd.

    Chairman & Managing Director
    Nowrosjee Wadia & Sons Ltd.

    Anil Starch Products Ltd.
    Tata Chemicals Ltd.
    Atul Products Ltd.
    Naira Holdings Ltd. (B.V.I.)
    The Radley Cotton Mills Ltd., Canada
    ABI Holdings Ltd., UK
    Associated Biscuits International Ltd., UK

    PML condemns malicious propaganda against Jinnah

    ISLAMABAD : The Pakistan Muslim League of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has taken strong notice of the publication of an interview of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s maternal grandson Nosli Wadia, broadcast by BBC.

    “BBC in collusion with the Indian government and the anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan forces is out to lower the image of the national heroes of Pakistan in the eyes of its people and damage the integrity of Pakistan,” said Chaudhry Khurshid Zaman, PML’s former parliamentary for defence, in a statement here Tuesday.

    Zaman said that it was not for the first time but in the past BBC had also broadcast such malicious interviews and reports, aimed at damaging the integrity of Pakistan.

    “Unfortunately, some national newspapers are also falling a victim to this campaign of the enemies inadvertently which is detrimental to the interests of the country and its people,” he said.

    The PML leader said though the newspaper had defended the person of the Quaid in the end of the story, the headline and the slugs had served the purpose of the enemies. He said that instead of publishing the story, the newspaper should have alarmed the entire nation against the propaganda.

    The newspaper should have “defended the Quaid’s person and registered a strong protest with the broadcast for broadcasting such sponsored interviews but unfortunately it failed to do so,” Zaman said.

    The former parliamentary secretary for defence said that newspapers were defenders of the ideology of Pakistan and a symbol of the national thinking. He said if they fell victim to such sinister moves of the enemy, it would weaken the country which should be avoided.

    The PML leader requested the newspapers to avoid publishing such interviews which only and only served the purpose of the enemy.




      Can you please post the URL of the site, thanks.


        It was broadcast on BBC World Service, (TV) and published by some Pakistani newspapers. Would post if I happen to get the URL


          What matters is Jinnah and not his daughter and grand children. What importance does Wadia has in Pakistan affairs? He chose to live in India and therefore obviously holds views opposite to his grand father. That does not however, negate the noble deed done by Jinnah.


            good reply Ehsan, you are absolutely right


              No one is negating the deeds of Jinnah. Mr. Wadia was asked about his views and he gave them. He has full right to his views. I wonder what Jinnah's daughter feels regarding this.


                Why is PML objecting to BBC interview then.

                Jinnah's wife's family (Ruttie) were strong Indian nationalists. They along with Ruttie were from the Parsi community who strongly opposed the idea of partition of India. Jinnah's wife Ruttie passed away long before the partition. They opposed the marriage of Jinnah and Ruttie.

                Maybe because of that Jinnah's only daughter was against her father. Though Jinnah married a Parsi and converted her to Islam, he was upset when Dinah his daughter married a Indian businessman Mr. Wadia. Dinah Wadia is now settled in New York and thinks the partition as not a good idea (maybe because of the present state of Pakistan).

                There have been numerous other instances where one family member was loyal to India and the other to Pakistan. Allama Iqbal's family were Kashmiri Brahmins and were converted to Islam. Some of his cousins (name Sapru) were not converted and stayed back in India.

                Liaquat Ali Khan's wife was not a Muslim. Her grandfather a Hindu Brahmin (Pants)converted to Christianity. When Rennee Pant married Khan she had to become a Muslim and was loyal to Pakistan while her brothers and other family members stayed back in India.

                Aziz Munshi, Mr. Chunrigar's family (belonging to Hindu Gujarati high caste) is still in India.

                Jinnah himself was from a family who were converted Hindus. Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto's mother was a Hindu who was converted to Islam. Benzair Hindu relatives from her paternal grandmother's side are still in India (Jamnagar).

                There is a small Goan Christian community in Karachi originally from Goa, India who stayed back in Karachi (Roland D'souza). Most of their relatives are in India. So is the Parsi community.



                  so wats the point of digging out the whole graveyard?? wat u r trying to say by mentioning that so & so was not muslim or was converted to Islam???........its a known fact that muslims in india were originally non-muslims who later on embraced a matter of fact, even the arabs were no muslims, they all at one point or other had opted for why is this simple fact so hard for u fellas to ingest??


                    Let me add one More, Ex President of India Zakir Hussain's Brother was VC of Karachi university. Zakir Hussain Son was a Pilot In Indian Airforce and was actively involve in attacking Pakistan in 1965 before his plan was brought down by Pakistani famous pilot Sq. Leader M M Alam.


                      Jinnah married his best friends daughter, he used to regularly visit their house to play bridge. He married Ruttie when she was 16 years old and his best friend (Ruttie's father) felt betrayed and never forgave him.

                      [This message has been edited by Rani (edited March 13, 2000).]


                        whens the interview being screened on telly in the UK does anyone know? if they do can they e-mail me with the date please.