A. K. Brohi (1915-1987)
A. K. Brohi was a lawyer and later a jurist who held many official positions in the government of Pakistan, including ministerial positions under military rule. His chief contribution is through a number of keynote addresses which have been collected in booklets. These include Islam in the Modern World, A Faith to Live By and Adventures in Self-Expression. During the rule of the military ruler, General Zia ul-Haq (1979-89), A. K. Brohi became the chief spokesman of a new ruling elite which promoted a profane consonance between science and the Qur’an. Many conferences were held for this purpose and official media promoted these activities. Sometimes called the mid-night advisor, A. K. Brohi was the intellectual behind the General whose rule was abruptly terminated in a fatal airplane crash in 1989.
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