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Pakistan through history.


Gathering of famous Muslim leaders, scholars and intellectuals in 1904. Please follow the numbers on the photograph to recognise the famous personalities. They played a significant role in defining history of the Subcontinent.

1. Sir Abdul Qadir
2. Sir Akbar Hydari
3. Nawab Waqar-Ul-Mulk
4. Hakim Ajmal Khan
5. Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali
6. Munshi Mahboob Alam
7. Nawab Mohsin-Ul-Mulk
8. Maulana Shibli Naumani
9. Professor Arnold
10. Maulvi (Deputy) Nazir Ahmad
11. Maulana Zafar Ali Khan
12. Shaikh (Sir) Mohammad Iqbal.
If someone can recognise anyone else, please write
A rare 1942 photo of Karachi Air Station Malir .(now Karachi Airport) showing American Chinese flags .


During the 2nd world war .Britain America and Nationalist China were Allies against Hitler and established a training air base in Karachi Malir ...
November 9th!
A day to honor the great philosopher-poet Allama Iqbal, whose words continue to inspire generations.

Let's remember his vision for a brighter future and strive for a better world.


Pakistan marks 146th birth anniversary of Allama Iqbal​

Prominent figure of 20th-century Pakistan Movement, Iqbal's legacy remains an inspiration for many generations

News Desk
November 09, 2023

it goes to the credit of allama iqbal and syed wazir hasan who convinced jinnah to preside over an annual session in lucknow in december 1916

It goes to the credit of Allama Iqbal and Syed Wazir Hasan who convinced Jinnah to preside over an Annual Session in Lucknow in December 1916.

Pakistan marked on Thursday the 146th birth anniversary of the celebrated poet, philosopher, and thinker – Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The country announced a public holiday, and held various events to commemorate Iqbal’s achievements.

Allama Iqbal, a prominent figure of the 20th-century Pakistan Movement, as well as in fields of poetry, philosophy, law and politics is remembered for his influential poetry that continues to resonate with many till today.

Born in Sialkot on November 9, 1877, Allama Iqbal received his early education in his hometown and Lahore. After obtaining a law degree from Britain in 1905, he pursued a PhD in philosophy from Germany.

Following his return in 1910, Iqbal used poetry in a decisive way to awaken the Muslim community intellectually and politically, laying the foundation for the ideology of Pakistan.

He played a key role as a philosopher and politician, advocating for Muslims in India and for the creation of an independent Muslim state which ultimately became Pakistan.

Iqbal's poetry breathed new life and hopes into the young Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, often addressing them as falcons (shaheen).

Regarded as a modern-day Sufi, his philosophical contributions are globally recognized. His notable works include Bang-e-Dra, Zaboor-e-Ajam, Bal-e-Jibreel, Zarb-e-Kaleem, Javid Nama, and Payam-e-Mashriq.

Allama Iqbal passed away on April 21, 1938, in Lahore; he is buried at Badshahi Mosque, Lahore. His legacy will remain an inspiration for many lives and generations.
Chaudhry Rahmat Ali, the visionary founder of the Pakistan National Movement, was born on 16th November 1897.

His remarkable journey, from early education in Lahore to obtaining MA and LLB with honors from Cambridge and Dublin, defined his commitment to the cause. Chaudhry Rahmat Ali’s influential pamphlet “Now or Never” in 1933 marked the birth of the term ‘Pakistan’.

Despite living most of his adult life in England, Rahmat Ali’s dedication to the idea of Pakistan persisted post-independence. The name ‘Pakistan’ itself, derived from the regions Punjab, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Sindh, and Balochistan, symbolized the “Land of the Pure.”Chaudhry Rahmat Ali’s foresight, ahead of leaders like Jinnah and Iqbal, played a vital role in the creation of Pakistan.

His role as the pioneer, envisioning the challenges Muslims would face in a united subcontinent, remains a testament to his significance. Chaudhry Rahmat Ali’s advocacy extended to the United Nations, where he championed the cause of Kashmir.
The Mazar-e-Quaid, also known as Jinnah Mausoleum, and the National Mausoleum, serves as the final resting place for the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Following his demise in 1948, the Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Fund (QMF) was established a year later to create a memorial in his honor. In 1952, the government announced plans to construct four monuments, including a mausoleum, mosque, Islamic center, and university.

In 1957, an international competition was organized by the Pakistani Government to design a memorial for Jinnah. William Whitfield of Raglan Squire and Partners emerged as the winner with a design reflecting avant-garde neo-futurism within a traditional Mughal garden.

However, Fatima Jinnah opposed this design, expressing concerns about the English architect, the international jury, and the western style.

Subsequently, Ms. Jinnah commissioned Yahya Merchant, a Bombay-based architect and a close friend of the Quaid, to design the mausoleum. Merchant's vision featured a towering white marble cuboid structure with a dome, situated on an elevated platform within a 61-acre landscaped hill overlooking the city.The foundation stone for the mausoleum was laid by Ayub Khan on July 31, 1960, and a decade later, on January 18, 1971, General Yahya Khan inaugurated the completed structure.


Mr Jinnah on a car ride with a Parsi friend...
Jinnah's friend here is Pestonjee H J Rustomjee and the child is Homi Rustomjee.


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