They included col. (r) Amjad Hussain Syed, an illustrious worker of the Pakistan Movement; S.M. Zafar, former senator; Professor Dr. Rafique Ahmad, former vice chancellor, the University of the Punjab; Mr. Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami, editor-in-chief, the daily ‘Pakistan’; Mr. Justice (r) Munir Ahmad Mughal, former judge Lahore high court; Mian Farooque Altaf, a prominent leader of the Muslim League; Begum Bushra Rehman, former MNA; Mr. Jamil Athar, President CPNE; Begum Mehnaz Rafi, former MNA; Lt.Gen. (r) Zulfikar Ali Khan; Mr. Adeeb Javedani, editor ‘Moon Digest’ and education expert; Professor Dr. Parveen Khan, former president, depart of political science, Govt. Degree College for women, cooper road, Lahore; Professor Dr. Ajmal Khan Niazi, an illustrious columnist; Col. (r) Ikram Ullah Khan, a worker of the Pakistan Movement; Maj. Gen. (r) Rahat Latif; Allama Choudhry Asghar Ali Kausar Warraich, a prominent columnist; Professor Humayun Ehsan, Principal Pakistan College of Law; Muhammad Hanif Shahid, Director Bazm-i-Iqbal; Professor Mazhar Alam; Mr. Zulfiqat Ahmad Rahat, a senior journalist; Choudhry Muhammad Siddique Advocate, a well-known social worker; Mr. Shuaja’at Hashmi, a famous film artist; Mr. Tariq Rashid Choudhry, a prominent businessman; Dr. Iftikhar Bukhari, an MQM leader, Allama Farooque Alam Ansari, Columnist; Mr. Manzoor Hussain Kha, Chief Co-ordinator Tehreek-i-Takmeel-i-Pakistan; Dr. Yaqoob Zia, President Tehreek-i-Takmeel-i-Pakistan; Mian Muhammad Tanveer Ibraheem, a prominent businessman and Rafaqat Riaz, Secretary, the Tehreek-i-Pakistan Workers Trust.
“The Pakistan-Bangladesh Rasearch and Development Institute” is a national intellectual institution that has for its aims and objects growth of mutual relations in every department of life, utilization and the handing down to the coming generations of the intellectual and research work with reference to the glorious past of the two nations, highlighting the life and services of the common heroes of the two nations such as Nawab Saraj-ud-Daula, Nawab Saleem Ullah Khan, Titu Mir, The Quaid-i-Azam, Allama Iqbal, etc., promoting the mutual trade, encouraging the exchange of the visits by students, teachers and journalists, allocating more seats to the Bengali students in the Pakistani educational institutions, providing the print and electronic media with the information on Bangladesh, promoting the exchange of newspapers and books between the two sister nations, striving for the commencement of naval transportation services, trying to provide the members of the Pakistani statesmen and writers with as many travel comforts as possible, strengthening and cementing the two nations under a comprehensive and coherent policy vis-à-vis India, a country in South Asia victimized by prejudices and narrow-mindedness. The Trust will insist on the preservation and promotion of the common heritage of the glorious past of the two nations, so that the new generation comes to know how the people of the two sister nations brought into being the first ever Islamic, democratic and welfare state of the world.
Dr. Majid Nizami went on to say that history has exposed the conspirators who alienated the people of the two countries for the sake of their own vested interests. It is high time that the intelligentsia was brought close together, so that some headway could be made on the agreed points and the two nations could forge unparalleled harmony and co-operation in the future.