US AMBASSADOR ARNOLD RAPHAEL VISITS CHUGHTAI MUSEUM
THE ONLY AMERICAN AMBASSADOR WHO LIES BURIED IN ISLAMABAD
President Zia ul Haque aeroplane was coming down in catastrophe crash down to earth. A number of Generals were with him. Strangely it included US Ambassador Arnold Raphael. He died with the President of Pakistan and there is no reason not to call him a Shaheed of Pakistan too. I really admired him and he was in a way a personal friend. Not only did he call once, he called again too. And used to ring me too. Once he came with the American Ambassador to India. I entertained both Ambassadors here on my premises, India and Pakistan, and I felt amazed that these two men held so much power in their hands. The US Ambassador to India was even more pleased, as I presented him Art things too, and he felt he did not deserve same. Winning friends was always our motto.
God bless his soul! Perhaps his love for Pakistan was so strong, that he joined this soil forever. Robin Raphael also remained a friend of Pakistan. So much so that people back home actually chose to suspect her. Incredible! She was a true American to the core.