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London Mayor unveils Quaid’s bust at British Museum

London Mayor unveils Quaid’s bust at British Museum

Lincoln’s Inn, where Jinnah trained as a barrister, will be the permanent home of the bust

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s bust in the historic British Museum before it moves to its permanent home in Lincoln’s Inn.

A graceful ceremony was held which was also attended by Pakistani High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas and other top officials.

The Honourable Society of Lincoln s Inn, a prestigious, professional body of judges and lawyers, is one of the Inns of Court in London where Jinnah trained as a Barrister.

While talking to media Sadiq Khan said the bust will be moved to the Lincoln’s Inn, its permanent home and posted images of the event on Twitter, saying he was “proud to unveil this bronze bust to honour the great” leader.

The High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Syed Ibne Abbas also paid tribute to the great leader, saying that Pakistan is the reward of Quaid-e-Azam’s struggle. He further said that in his youth, Jinnah had travelled to London in order to pursue studies in law at Lincoln’s Inn from 1892 to 1896. His presence in February 1895 is confirmed by the British Museum in a register for the readers.

Earlier In April 2016, the Lincoln’s Inn revealed some rare significant documents of Quaid-e-Azam from his days as a barrister at the Inn in order to honour him.

The Society of Lincoln s Inn also Jinnah’s first entry in admission’s register of the Inn, in which his nam was recorded as ‘Mohamedali Jinnahbhai’ of Karachi, Sindh, India, aged 19 years.

After the admission, the father of Nation moved an application to the society in 1896 seeking change in his name. He wanted to drop word ‘bhai’ from his name.

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