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Jinnah and the Muslim press

By Aqeel-uz-zafar Khan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah with the Editorial Staff of Dawn The Press in India had played a pivotal role in the emancipation of the Sub-continent from the foreign yoke. It became the most effective instrument utilised for publicity by the authorities as well as by the private agencies to achieve their objectives. It played a vital role for the politicians to project and propagate their views, the newspapers courageously taught and trained thousands of young men to realise their responsibilities and participate in the struggle for independence.

Direct Action Plan: The most critical phase

By Professor Sharif al Mujahid "We want peace. But if war is forced upon us, we accept it." With this telling couplet from the immoral Firdausi did the Quaid closehis memorable speech to the Muslim League Council meeting in Bombay on July 29,1946. And, to be sure, this couplet represented the bitter Muslim mood at the British acquiescence at the Congress's distortion of the Cabinet Mission plan (1946). Muslim bitterness at Congress "duplicity" and British "perfidy" led to revoke of their earlier decision to accept the Plan, revert to their original demand and reaffirm their faith in a sovereign, independent Pakistan. Earlier that evening, the League Council had taken a bold decision: it said good-bye to constitutionalism and sanctioned Direct Action for the first time in all its annals, and this to wrest Pakistan. "...Now the time has come" so ran the League resolution, "for the Muslim nation to resort to Direct Action, to achieve Pa

Rare Photographs of The Founder of Pakistan - Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah

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The Last Journey

The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah , who changed the destiny of the Muslims of the South-Asia Subcontinent, breathed his last on 11 September, 1948 Liaquat Ali Khan stands beside the Janaza of the Quaid-e-Azam. The huge crowd of mourners can be seen in the background Fatima Jinnah and Quaid's daughter Dina (extreme left) weep as the body of the Quaid is being lowered in the grave Rose petals are being  showered on the Quaid's grave

The Governor General of Pakistan

Quaid-e-Azam arrived at the Karachi Airport Listening to the Address of Lord Mountbatten in the Constituent Assembly on 14 August, 1947 The Quaid-e-Azam and Fatima Jinnah, Karachi, 14 August, 1947 Quaid-e-Azam replying to the Address by Lord Mountbatten in Constituent Assembly on 14 August,1947 Quaid-e-Azam being administered the oath of office of the Governor Genral by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Signing the register as the first Governor General of the newly created State of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam and Liaqat Ali Khan in the Constituent Assembly,1947 Quaid and Fatima Jinnah arriving at the Independence Day Celebrations Presiding over a Session of the Constituent Assembly Quaid-e-Azam at a function at the Governor General House,karachi Inspecting a contingent of the Pakistan Navy Guard of Honour being presented to the Quaid-e-Azam as the Governor General of Pakistan At the Naval Base at Karachi,1947 Arriving the Civic Reception giv