Chaudhri Riaz

Born: 10th June 1946

Nanka Kohana, Pakistan

Date of interview: 25th May 2006

Map showing where Chaudhri Riaz came from

Why was it important for you ... to get permission from your father. Couldn't you just have gone?

Well in those days people used to have some values. And I'll tell you something that if my parents hadn't allowed me I wouldn't have come here. I was so respectful to my parents and I loved them ... my father would never say no if someone wants to get further education. He will finance ... and he will do anything for him for facilitating, he is a go-ahead for education because he thinks that knowledge is a virtue and one should possess it. And how you get knowledge? By education.

Our family name is Aulakh and when you asked my name I said Riaz Ahmed Chaudhri. As a matter of fact it is Chaudhri Riaz Ahmed Aulakh.