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16 Amazing Historical Images From Pakistan During The 1940s


The decade when Pakistan came into being was probably the toughest decade. It was the time when thousands of people were trying to relocate and fighting to survive and thrive in a new home they named Pakistan.

Let’s┬áremember those that have gone before us and what they gave so that we can stand free and proud today.

Here’s a look at Pakistan during the 1940s.

1. Chronology of important events that took place during the 1940s

Chronology of 1940s

2. All Muslim League, March 1940. Quaid Quoted “Mussalmans are a nation according to any definition of nation. We wish our people to develop to the fullest, spiritual, cultural, economic,…”


3. The man who fought for it all, Quaid-e-Azam of Pakistan, Muhammed Ali Jinnah


4. Quaid speaking to the Muslim people of India – March 23rd – Lahore Resolution

Lahore resolution

5. Quit India Movement/August Movement/Bharat Chhodo Andolan – initiated by Gandhi to get the British to leave India


6. Simla Conference 1945 – Quaid and Pandit Govind Ballabh

Simla Conference 1945

7. Quaid trying to unite the Muslim community under the banner of AML in 1946 during the provincial and general elections

provincial and general election 1946

8. Ayub Khan waiting to cast his vote during the 1946 elections.

Ayub Khan waiting to vote

9. Cabinet Mission Plan 1946 – the transference of power from the British rule to India and the newly formed Pakistan.

Cabinet Mission Plan 1946

10. Freedom Movement people immigrating to Pakistan. Youth carrying the elderly.

Immigrating to pakistan

11. Train spilling with Muslim passengers destined for the land of Freedom Pakistan.

Muslim's on top of a train headed for Pakistan

12. ┬áThe Mountbattens come to Karachi to witness the birth of Pakistan – 14 August 1947

The Mountbattens come to Karachi to witness the birth of Pakistan - 14 August 1947

13. The new map of South Asia in 1947 – The Birth of East and West Pakistan

East and West Pakistan

14. The First Cabinet of Pakistan 1947.

Formation of State

15. A sad day in history – Death of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah, September 11, 1948

Jinnah's funeral

16. Liaquat Ali Khan stepped in after Jinnah’s death – large shoes to fill

Liaquait Ali Khan

The 1940’s – what a decade for Pakistan. It was the decade our country came into existence and the face of the world was changed a decade that lost an amazing man, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. There’s more so don’t wander off too far as we go through the next few decades of Pakistan.

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