1947 - 1958 Events
The Teething Years

1947 - 1953

1947 - 1953 Events Refugees Arrived
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Pakistan was carved out in desperate urgency. It came into existence with horrible loss of life and property, and the migration of millions of dazed and destitute men, women, and…

1947 - 1953 Events Kashmiri Freedom
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Kashmir, the last of the defiant states, was the reverse of Hyderabad. It had a Hindu ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh, but his subjects were mostly Muslims, accounting to 78 percent…

1947 - 1953 Events Quaids funeral
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Quaid-i-Azam had been ailing since long before Independence. By the time of Independence, he was quite an old man but still possessing a strong spirit. He hid the debilitating weakness…

1947 - 1953 Events Khawaja Nazimuddin
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After the Objectives Resolution was passed in 1949, the Constitution Assembly set up a number of committees to draw the future constitution on the basis of the principles given in…

1947 - 1953 Events Liaquat-Nehru Pact
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At the time of independence, many communal riots broke out in different areas of India and Pakistan. These riots had a great impact on the status of minorities in the…

1947 - 1953 Events Muhammad Ali Bogra
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Muhammad Ali Bogra became the Prime Minister of Pakistan in April 1953. He made an impassioned appeal to Pandit Nehru to settle all outstanding disputes between the two countries. Addressing…

1947 - 1953 Events Muhammad Ali Bogra
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While taking charge as Prime Minister, Muhammad Ali Bogra declared that formulation of the Constitution was his primary target. He worked hard on this project and within six months of…

1955 - 1958

1955 - 1958 Events Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
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After assuming charge as Prime Minister, Chaudhry Muhammad Ali along with his team worked day and night to formulate a constitution for Pakistan. His efforts led to the first constitution…

1955 - 1958 Events Iskander Mirza
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Governor General Ghulam Muhammad’s despotic and dictatorial policy led Iskander Mirza and his collaborators to force him out of power. Although his removal was necessary, yet another despot, Iskander Mirza,…