Sadiq-The Originals

Prince Falahuddin, Jocelyne Josiah, Ehsan Ahmed Sehar, Professor Shehzad Ahmed Khan


Jocelyne Josiah with Nawa-I-Ahmedpur Sharqia staff


Amir of Bahawalpur Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi


Amir Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi

Money for the Sadiq News Press Freedom Prize was donated by the Amir of Bahawalpur, Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi. He is the heir of the last ruler of former Bahawalpur State Nawab General Sir Sadiq Mohd Khan Khamis Abbasi. In1953 Sir Sadiq awarded every citizen the right to vote for the 49 members of the Bahawalpur Assembly. Most people in Pakistan did not get this basic right until 1970. For this reason the FOE newsletter Sadiq News is named after him.

Prince Philip and Nawab Abbasi


Mohd Abbas Khan Abbasi was inducted as Amir Bahawalpur in 1966 by the President of Pakistan after the death in 1966 of his father, Nawab General Sir Sadiq Mohd Khan Abbasi, the last ruler of the former princely state of Bahawalpur.

Nawab Mohd Abbas Khan Abbasi served as Punjab Governor in the Bhutto regime and was a federal minister in the Zia ul Haq government. He was father of the present Amir Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi.

Nawab Abbas died on 14th April 1988 in Karachi and he was buried in royal grave yard of Fort Derawar in cholistan.

Nawab Sir Sadiq Mohd Khan Abbasi


Nawab Sir Sadiq Mohd Khan Abbasi

The last ruler was a great reformist who constructed educational institutions throughout his princely state. On his death his successor Amir Bahawalpur Alhaj Brigadier Nawab Mohd Abbas Khan Abbasi established the Sir Sadiq Mohd Khan Trust which funded the Sadiq Public School, DarulAmman (Orphan House), Abbas Public High School(English Medium) along with Sadiq Abbas Degree College (S.A.Degree College)and Jamia Mosque Al-Sadiq Bahawalpur. The Bhutto Government later nationalised th

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