Sir: While addressing the Goa Institute of Management, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said India would have remained a united country if Jinnah had become its first prime minister. He was perhaps referring to the acceptance of the Cabinet Mission Plan to keep India and imperial forces united. It is true that Quaid-e-Azam accepted the Commission’s Plan conditionally. But, the acceptance did not stipulate making the Quaid prime minister of united India. The Muslim league accepted the Plan despite their fear that the British raj should give way to the Hindu raj before long. Gandhi supported the Plan while Nehru opposed it. Gandhi must have had a precocious understanding that Jinnah would die soon. Jinnah however kept the medical reports of his deteriorating health strictly under wraps, with only a Bombay doctor kept in the loop (Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, Freedom at Midnight, 1975). True, Nehru erred, because Quaid’s death left an unfilled vacuum. KM Malik Islamabad Published in Daily Times, August 11th 2018.