• Jinnah on the Congress demand for ‘Shariah’ rule

    Jinnah on the Congress demand for ‘Shariah’ rule

    ‘This is only a subterfuge on their part intended to mislead the Muslims…’
    (Jinnah, 28 June 1947)

    On 3 June 1947, the British Government announced its acceptance of the principle of federation suggested by the All-India Muslim League, i.e. two sovereign states should be formed in Indian […]

  • My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

    My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan

    Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is my latest book. It has been published by Libredux UK, and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also download a free soft copy right here, or from the page about the book on this website.

    A panel discussion on […]

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    The purpose of Pakistan according to Jinnah

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  • Visions Unveiled, my new book

    Visions Unveiled, my new book

    The 71st Independence Day is just around the corner. So, first of all, I wish everybody a very happy independence day.

    Secondly, I want to thank you for being here. This blog has been dormant for quite some time now, with the exception of occasional posts. […]


I am Khurram Ali Shafique. This website is a humble effort to share my researches about the identity of Pakistan, which I believe to be connected with a great current of enlightened thought existing acorss cultures, but often ignored by the academia. Thank you for being here, and I hope that you will enjoy.

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My new book, Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan


Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is my latest book. It has been published by Libredux UK, and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also download a free soft copy right here, or from the page about the book on this website.


A panel discussion on this book was conducted last month in Lahore (and I may correct a small error of some of the newspaper reports, where Mr. Suheyl Umar has been mentioned as a participant; this is not correct because he was unable to come due to some emergency).

The book is very short, just 48 pages. I have written it as a kind of preface to my entire work. It establishes the premise which I hope to develop further in all my future writings. I even intend to rearrange my previous books around it, or re-write them if necessary. So, I am “rebooting” my work and Jinnah: The Case for Pakistan is the new beginning.

In this book, I have tried to establish that Jinnah presented five arguments when he pleaded for the creation of Pakistan in the 1940s (including the territory of the present-day Bangladesh). I call them his ‘case for Pakistan’. Unfortunately, we do not know any of them now. Our most frequently consulted sources of information, including such luminaries as Dr I. H. Qureshi, Stanley Wolpert and Ayesha Jalal, have even failed to mention these arguments and have often replaced them with things that Jinnah had never said.

This kind of collective amnesia is not unnatural, nor is it restricted to this case alone. I would like to offer three explanations for this kind of thing.

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