ISLAMABAD – The 3rd death anniversary of late Dr Zawwar Hussain Zaidi, the ex-editor of Quaid-e-Azam Academy and editor-in-chief of Project Quaid-e-Azam papers will be observed today (Sunday).

He authored 20 books; 13 in English; six in Urdu; and one in Persians. Late Zawwar Hussain was one of the associates of Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and he had written as many as 16 books projecting the personality of Jinnah. He was appointed as head of history department in FC College after the inception of Pakistan and remained on the post till his demise, says a press release issued here on Saturday.

In a country where people are left unconnected to their heritage, the loss of great men like Ahmed Hassan Dani, Khalid Hasan and now Zawwar Hussain Zaidi is acutely deeply felt. ZH Zaidi, as he was known, was a lone crusader who spent last decade and a half liberating Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Papers from government’s stranglehold.

The work he has done shall remain easy reference for generations to come and one day when Pakistan will relive the legacy of Mr. Jinnah as a progressive and modern republic, we shall honour Zaidi and many like him for the great work that they undertook on behalf of a nation that was till then in deep slumber.

Quaid-i-Azam Papers Wing of Ministry of Culture has brought out the 18 volume so far. The new edition had encompassed the period during which the dream of Allama Iqbal in the shape of Lahore Resolution came true and Pakistan became a reality on August 14, 1947 under the astute leadership of the Quaid-i-Azam ‘who altered the course of history, modified the map of the world and created a new nation’.

The new edition (April-September 1942) would provide authentic and well documented material pertaining to the extreme odds in the way of the freedom movement that were posed by the British and the Congress’s hawks who were not prepared to accommodate the Muslims and the other minorities in any political settlement offered by the British.