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PM Malik Feroze Khan Noon Minar at Gwadar: By Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)

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November 17, 2016

Noon Minar at Gwadar:

 

 

It was during the period of Prime Minister Malik Feroze Khan Noon that Pakistan purchased the Gwadar enclave from the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman for USD $3 million – a huge amount from the reckoning then and Gwadar formally became part of Pakistan on 8 December 1958 – ironically the day Martial Law was imposed –  after 174 years of Omani rule.  It took PM Noon more than six months of hard negotiations – assisted by the United Kingdom – to clasp the deal, much to the dismay of Nehru who had his eyes on Gwadar for its far-reaching strategic value. 

Now that the port has been formally opened, the first cargo load shipped out and the massive economic potential along with its immensely strategic importance for Pakistan is well established, it was time that in recognition of the enormous favour done to Pakistan by it great benefactor late Malik Feroze Khan Noon we paid him a tribute by erecting some monument at Gwadar. I think a befittingly tall Light House tower with very strong rotating light beams beaconing the incoming ships from miles be erected at the port and named “Noon Meenar to commemorate his name forever.

 

 

Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
30 Westridge 1
Rawalpindi 46000
Pakistan
Tel: (051) 5158033
E.mail: jafri@rifiela.com

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Feroz Khan Noon
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Sir Malik Feroz Khan Noon, KCSI, KCIE, OStJ was a politician from Pakistan. He held many posts in government both before and after independence and was an important figure in the Pakistan movement.Wikipedia
Born: May 7, 1893, Punjab Province
Died: December 9, 1970, Nurpur Noon, Pakistan
Previous office: Prime Minister of Pakistan (1957–1958)

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