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Subject : Pakistan's history's Powerful Images
A powerful image can take us back in time, and give us a better understanding of who we are and where we come from. Here are some
August 1947 – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi

As slogans of “Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad! Pakistan Zindabad!” echoed, Jinnah along with his sister, Fatima Jinnah, on August 7, 1947, landed in Karachi — a week before Pakistan became recognised as a separate nation.


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August 1947 – Pakistan gains independence from India

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s hard work paid off when Pakistan was announced as an independent state for Muslims of the subcontinent. Following its creation as a new country, Pakistan applied for membership of the United Nations and was accepted by the General Assembly on 30 September, 1947.

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August 1947 — Transfer of power

Jinnah delivers a speech on the occasion of Transfer of Powers at Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. Lord Louis Mountbatten on August 14, 1947, appointed Jinnah as Governor General of Pakistan and transferred all powers to him. Fatima Jinnah and Edwina Mountbatten were also present at the ceremony.


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August 1947 – Muslims leave for Pakistan

With about 10 million people migrating to Pakistan in what was called the largest mass migration in human history, as many as one million civilians died due to riots and internal conflicts.


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September, 1948 – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah passes away

Suffering from tuberculosis, Jinnah’s health began to deteriorate and had to be flown from his residence in Ziarat to Karachi. He was brought into the city on September 11, 1948 where he succumbed to his health and passed away later at night.


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1951 – Rana Liaquat meets Walt Disney

Pakistan’s first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan’s wife, Rana Liaquat met the famous American film-maker and animator, Walt Disney in Washington DC. She was accompanying her husband to an official tour to the United States. Rana was one of the leading female figures in the Pakistan Movement.


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May 1955 — Second constituent Assembly

The second Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was created on 28th May, 1955. The strength of the Assembly was 80 Members, half each from East Pakistan and West Pakistan. It was under this Constitution that Pakistan became an Islamic Republic.


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October 1958 — Constitution abrogated; Martial Law imposed

On October 7, 1958, President Iskander Mirza abrogated the Constitution and declared Martial Law in the country. As soon as the announcement was made, army units immediately captured all sensitive points and buildings in Karachi.


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1959 – Pakistan’s first international gold medal in athletics

Pakistani sprinter, Abdul Khalique (left), won the first ever international gold medal in athletics for Pakistan in the 1959 Commonwealth Games in the 100 meters dash. Khalique won a total of 36 international gold medals, 15 international silver medals & 12 international bronze medals for Pakistan.


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February 1961 – Queen Elizabeth II visits Karachi

Queen Elizabeth II drives through Karachi with President Ayub Khan in a white Cadillac, marking the beginning of her visit to Pakistan, 1st February 1961.


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1965 – Pak-Indo War

The helmet of Major Aziz Bhatti (Shaheed), Nishan-e-Haider, resting on his rifle near the spot where he fell after being hit by an Indian shell during the 1965 war.


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Posted on December, 10 2015 04:29:00 PM

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1967 – Pakistan’s first ever horror film

Pakistan’s first ever horror film, directed by Khwaja Sarfaraz was released in 1967 and also has the distinction of being the first ever horror film to be screened at two major international film festivals.


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December 1971 – Pakistan surrenders armed forces in Bangladesh

Pakistan Eastern Command agreed to surrender all Pakistan Armed forces in Bangladesh to the general officer commander in chief of the Indian and Bangladesh forces in the Eastern Theatre. The surrender included all Pakistan land, air and naval forces as well as all para-military forces and civil armed forces.


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April 1973 – Pakistan issues special stamp for prisoners of war

The government of Pakistan issued a stamp in 1973 portraying 90,000 prisoners of war languishing in Indian jails after the 1971 war. To date, there have been reports that India continues to hold some prisoners of war who were not released.


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July 1977 — Constitution suspended; Martial Law imposed

On July 5, 1977, General Ziaul Haq dismissed Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s elected government. The military dictator imposed martial law and ruled the country for the next 11 years.


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May 1978 — Journalists after censorship and newspapers’ closure

The image from May 1978 shows journalists courting arrest in protest against censorship and newspapers’ closure in 1978. The then military government had ordered flogging of journalists for protesting against the government’s media policy.
In a period of one year after take over, General Zia’s government closed down about 11 newspapers and while penalising 13 others.


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April 1979 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto hanged
Nusrat Bhutto’s reaction at her husband’s execution.

Bhutto was convicted in a murder case and sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 1979 during the dictatorship of the then army chief General Ziaul Haq. Bhutto was the prime minister and founding chairperson of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party.


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1979 — Flogging of journalists

An anti-Zia journalist being flogged at Karachi’s KarKi Stadium in 1979. Journalists were flogged for protesting against the military government’s media policy.


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1980 — Women protesting against the Zia dictatorship being baton-charged

Woman’s rally in Lahore protesting against the Zia dictatorship being baton-charged by the police in 1980. Women in universities and colleges along with women organisations came out on the streets to protest against Zia’s anti-women laws.

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March 1981 – Pakistan International Airlines hijacked

This rare photograph shows Salamulla Tipu, hanging out from the cockpit of a PIA plane that he had hijackedwith three other colleagues. In March 1981, a Peshawar-bound flight from Karachi carrying 135 passengers and nine crew members was hijacked by organisation named Al Zulfikar, headed by Murtaza Bhutto.


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1981 — Anti-Zia protests

Female activists played a significant role in anti-Zia protests. Women took to streets to burn their dupattas as a protest against Zia’s anti-women laws.


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