„We gave blood in 1952, we won a mandate in 1954. But we were not allowed to take up the reins of this country.“

Quote, This time the struggle is for our freedom (1971)
Context: We gave blood in 1952, we won a mandate in 1954. But we were not allowed to take up the reins of this country. In 1958, Ayub Khan clamped Martial Law on our people and enslaved us for the next 10 years. In 1966, our people fought for the Six points but the lives of our our young men and women were stilled by government bullets.

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