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).


Rahmat Ali, 1897-1951


Biographical articles

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Photographs of Rahmat Ali

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Rahmat Ali's grave in Cambridge


The word 'Pakistan'


Text of Pakistan Declaration, Now or Never, 1933


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