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1947-51 Formation of a State

First Cabinet (1947)

The newly created state of Pakistan formed its first constituent assembly in August 1947. Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah took oath on 15th August 1947 and became the first Governor General of Pakistan. He exercised a great amount of influence on the provincial, as well as, central affairs. The first cabinet of Pakistan ... Read More »

First Constituent Assembly of Pakistan (1947-1954)

The First Constituent Assembly of Pakistan came into existence under Indian Independence Act 1947, at the time of independence. Its roots went back to 1946 when elections for constituent assembly of United India were held to decide the destiny of All India Muslim League. First meeting of constituent assembly of ... Read More »

Provisional Constitution (1947-1956)

After independence, under Section 8(1) of the Indian Independence Act, 1947 the Government of India Act, 1935 became the working constitution of Pakistan but with few amendments till the Constituent Assembly framed a new constitution. The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan extended the time perimeter to 31st March 1949; and before ... Read More »

Objectives Resolution (1949)

Objectives Resolution is one of the most important documents in the constitutional history of Pakistan. It was passed by the first Constituent Assembly on 12th March 1949 under the leadership of Liaquat Ali Khan. The Objectives Resolution is one of the most important and illuminating documents in the constitutional history of ... Read More »

Basic Principle Committee Interim Report (1950)

The Basic Principles Committee was formed on 12th March 1949 by the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. The Basic Principles Committee comprised of 24 members. These individuals were not required to be the members of the first Constituent Assembly. It was headed by Maulvi Tameezuddin Khan and Liaquat Ali Khan ... Read More »

Rawalpindi Conspiracy (1951)

Certain events in the history of nations leave deep impacts on their future. Such incidents are always controversial and remain a matter of dispute among sections of the society. The Rawalpindi Conspiracy case is one such incident in our post-independence history which has influenced our political and social history. After ... Read More »

Report of the Basic Principle Committee (1952)

The Basic Principles Committee was established on 12th March 1949 by Khawaja Nazimuddin on the instruction of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. This committee had 24 members and was headed by Khawaja Nazimuddin and Liaquat Khan was its vice president. This committee presented its first report on 1950 but was ... Read More »

Ulama’s 22 Points

One of the main arguments of the secularists in Pakistan was that the Ulema were divided on sectarian lines and they were not in a position to agree on one concept of Islamic system. They considered that the Ulema had given such confusing interpretations to the precepts of the Quran ... Read More »

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