Corruption in the land of the pure

Past edicts by founding fathers of nations have a way of hovering sepulchre-like over the present. Here is Muhammad Ali Jinnah writing to his friend, M A H Ispahani, the Pakistani diplomat and legislator, in 1945: “Corruption is a curse… amongst Muslims, especially the so-called educated and intelligentsia. Unfortunately, it is this class that is selfish and morally and intellectually corrupt. No doubt this disease is common, but amongst this particular class of Muslims it is rampant.” Mr Jinnah, a self-made and wealthy barrister, with a client list that was the envy o.....

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