The end of one era is also and always - the beginning of another.
The struggle for freedom has ended. But freedom has just begun.
The preservation of the newly-won freedom against attacks from within
and from without, the enlargement of its scope in terms of social justice
and economic betterment of the masses, the need for a cultural
renaissance a all these impose fresh responsibilities on all of us.
The tasks of reconstruction are as important and as difficult as the
struggle to wrest power from unwilling imperialist hands.
- KHWAJA AHMAD ABBAS, I WRITE AS I FEEL