Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations And The Taliban (PART-I)

Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations And The Taliban (PART-I)

Historically, Afghanistan was the country which showed its reservation towards Pakistanā€™s creation. Later, it was again Afghanistan which showed reluctance to favor Pakistan for its membership in UNO. According to Afghans, Baluchistan and NWFP were the part of Afghanistan. But, later allegedly seized by British hence become the part of...

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The Army And The Raheel Sharif

The Army And The Raheel Sharif

The institution which defends the motherland and provides security to the country is known as the Army. Theoretically, the decisions taken in parliament regarding national security policies and operations on grounds provide a framework to the army. In turn, it is constitutionally and legally bound to implement. For the past...

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Missing Nationalism And Disunity In Pakistan

Missing Nationalism And Disunity In Pakistan

Everyone is aware of the fact that great nations work on the principle of nationalism. Due to this, they stand in the line of developed nations. The people’s belief in the supremacy, sovereignty of their country and honesty of their leaders are very significant for any nation to prosper. Expectedly,...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Aftermath (Episode 16)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Aftermath (Episode 16)

Special services and prayers were held in the Kwitang mosque of Jakarta (Indonesia) after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Dina Wadia, Jinnah’s daughter, remained in India after independence before ultimately settling in New York City. In the 1965 presidential election, Fatima Jinnah, by then known as Madar-e-Millat (“Mother...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: illness and death (Episode 15)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: illness and death (Episode 15)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent many of the last days of his life at Quaid-e-Azam Residency, Ziarat, Pakistan.From the 1930s, Jinnah suffered from tuberculosis; only his sister and a few others close to him were aware of his condition. Jinnah believed public knowledge of his lung ailments would hurt him...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Governor-General (Episode 14)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Governor-General (Episode 14)

Along with Liaquat and Abdur Rab Nishtar, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah represented Pakistan’s interests in the Division Council to appropriately divide public assets between India and Pakistan. Pakistan was supposed to receive one-sixth of the pre-independence government’s assets, carefully divided by agreement, even specifying how many sheets of paper each...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Independence (Episode 13)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Independence (Episode 13)

On 20 February 1947, Attlee announced Mountbatten’s appointment, and that Britain would transfer power in India not later than June 1948. Mountbatten took office as Viceroy on 24 March 1947, two days after his arrival in India. By then, the Congress had come around to the idea of partition. Leaders...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Postwar (Episode 12)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Postwar (Episode 12)

Field Marshal Viscount Wavell succeeded Linlithgow as Viceroy in 1943. In June 1945, following the release of the Congress leaders, Wavell called for a conferenceĀ and invited the leading figures from the various communities to meet with him at Simla. He proposed a temporary government along the lines which Liaquat and...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Met Gandhi (Episode 11)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Met Gandhi (Episode 11)

The Congress followed the failed Cripps mission by demanding, in August 1942, that the British immediately “Quit India”, proclaiming a mass campaign of satyagraha until they did. The British promptly arrested most major leaders of the Congress and imprisoned them for the remainder of the war. Gandhi, however, was placed...

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Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Second World War and Lahore Resolution (Episode 10)

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah: Second World War and Lahore Resolution (Episode 10)

On 3 September 1939, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced the commencement of war with Nazi Germany. The following day, the Viceroy, Lord Linlithgow, without consulting Indian political leaders, announced that India had entered the war along with Britain. There were widespread protests in India. After meeting with Jinnah and...

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