We travelled by road on a fine morning towards Faisalabad (Lyallpur). The wheat was in full bloom. As I passed through Sahiwal, Okara, Samundari into Lyallpur, I saw miles and miles of the most fertile heartland of Pakistan. The loss of this was the price that the Sikhs, who had developed them after British canals were brought in from 1890 into the 1920s, paid for Independence. I have said in Parliament that the truth is that the Partition was not of India, but of the Punjab and Bengal. The Partition of the Punjab was brutal and total.
- Manohar Singh Gill