Pakistan History


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A Cambridge University law student, Rahmat Ali, played a crucial role in Pakistan history. Rahmat Ali coined the name 'PAKISTAN' and initiated a movement for its realisation in 1933 with the publication of his Pakistan Declaration (Now or Never), which led to the Pakistan or Lahore Resolution seven years later and eventually to the establishment of the country in 1947. He has, hence, been called the 'Founder of Pakistan' and ranks among Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (Father of Pakistan) and Allama Iqbal (Poet-Philosopher).


Chronology

Rahmat Ali, 1897-1951

Biography

Biographical articles

Gallery 1

Photographs of Rahmat Ali

Gallery 2

Rahmat Ali's grave in Cambridge

Pakistan

The word 'Pakistan'

Declaration

Text of Pakistan Declaration, Now or Never, 1933

Links

Other webpages mentioning Rahmat Ali



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