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The purpose of Pakistan according to Jinnah

August 17th, 2018|

According to Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it is the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani to completely eradicate poverty and fear from society before turning to anything else.

It seems that according to Jinnah, the immediate responsibility of every Pakistani is to achieve a society completely free from poverty and fear, and not dissipate energies on anything […]

Jinnah’s toast to King George VI

August 13th, 2018|

On Wedneday, 13 August 1947, Jinnah held a banquet in honour of the Last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, at the Governor-General’s House in Karachi. The toast he offered to His Majesty King Goerge VI on this occasion is important because it (a) gives a definite perspective on the colonial past; (b) defines the terms for future […]

When a Hindu inaugurated the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan

August 10th, 2018|

The inaugural address in the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was delivered by a scheduled caste Hindu and not by Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, contrary to the widespread misconception. Here is a summary of proceedings and a complete transcript of the address.

The constituent assembly of yet to be born Pakistan met for the first time […]

Election 2018 – A long-term view

July 26th, 2018|

The election on 25 July 2018 has inspired much-needed optimism as well as serious doubts.

The feeling that we can shape a better future through an election is not new. It was evidently widespread at least during the elections in 1970, 1988 and 2007. The scale, however, is perhaps a lot higher this time.

The accusations of […]

Jinnah quotes on the case for Pakistan

June 5th, 2018|

 One-India fallacy
 Malignant democracy
 Mortal Empire, Immortal League
 Aristocratic radicalism
 New destinies

One-India fallacy

‘…and the so-called one India is only  a means of British domination  and British rule…’

Jinnah, Cairo, December 19, 1946

The one thing which keeps the British in India is the false idea of a United India, as preached by Gandhi. A united India, […]

Ghosts from the past

November 6th, 2017|

The more I study the primary sources of the Pakistan movement, the more I feel that the history of the British period has seldom been written from the perspective of All-India Muslim League (which I dare call the Muslim point of view). Of course, there are a few exceptions such as Pakistan Naguzeer Thha by Syed Hasan […]