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Transfer of power: Quaid-e-Azam addresses the Constituent Assembly, 14 August 1947

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Quaid-e-Azam signing the rolls of the Constituent Assembly

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Quaid-e-Azam in the Constituent Assembly

Just before delivering his historic speech on 11 August 1947.

Mountbatten addresses the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 13 August 1947

"You might lose the whole of Pakistan" - Mountbatten yelled at Jinnah

Despite Mountbatten's insistence to be Governor General of both India and Pakistan, Mr Jinnah refused him the honour in Pakistan. Earlier the earl asked him, Do you know what this might cost him. Jinnah replied a few thousand square miles. Mountbatten went red in the face and replied You might lose the whole of Pakistan! True to his word he took every step to strangle Pakistan in its infancy. He fell victim to a IRA bomb while yachting with his family in 1979. Here both the Governors General are seen in the constitutent assembly of Pakistan in Karachi on 14 August 1947 and their body language says it all! .