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On proposing yoast for H.M the King (13th Aug 1947)

Speech at the Banquet held in Honor of Lord Mountbatten at governor-general's House, Karachi on 13th August 1947. Your Excellency, Your Highness, and Ladies and Gentlemen, I have great pleasure in proposing a toast of His Majesty the King. This is one of the most momentous and unique occasions. Today, we are on the eve of complete transfer of power to the people of India, and there will emerge and establish two Independent Sovereign Dominions of Pakistan and Hindustan on the appointed day, the 15th of the August, 1947. This decision of His Majesty's Government will mark the fulfillment of the great ideal which was set forth by the formation of Commonwealth with the avowed object to make all nations and countries which formed part of the British Empire, self-governing and independent states, free from the domination of any other nation. Since the assumption of the reign of the Government of India by Queen Victoria, a great and good Queen, by the Proclamation and the very Act