The following is what Sindhi nationalist leader and scholar, G.M. Syed, said about Pakistan's future – and mind you, he said this way back in the summer of 1953: "In the years to come, Pakistan will not only become a problem for itself, but it will pose a danger to the world at large."
Now how prophetic is that? Very. However, he was not the only one in those days casting a pessimistic shadow across the possible future of the newly-founded country. Those who agreed with Syed were were various Bengali and Baloch nationalists along with Pakhtun nationalist icon, Bacha Khan.
So what exactly were they reacting to? The answer to this question is quite simple and it is the answer to this that between 1947 and at least up until the late 1980s, it made an assortment of military dictators, politicians, ideologues and even some intellectuals denounce men like G M. Syed and Bacha Khan as traitors.
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