23rd March, The Day Of Pride
Celebrating People Far And Wide
The Dream That Came True
Pakistan! Where Live, Me And You
Pakistan Day, 23rd March, is a very momentous day in Pakistan's history. Pakistanis commemorate the day every year as a real day of the "making of Pakistan".
It was 23rd March when a historic Resolution - widely known as 'Lahore Resolution' - was passed.
The Resolution cast off the concept of United India and recommended the creation of an independent Muslim state consisting of Punjab, NWFP, Sindh and Baluchistan in the northwest, and Bengal and Assam in the northeast. The Resolution was seconded by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan from Punjab, Sardar Aurangzeb from the NWFP, Sir Abdullah Haroon from Sindh, and Qazi Esa from Baluchistan, along with many others.
It laid down only the principles, with the details left to be worked out at a future date. It was made a part of All India Muslim League's constitution in 1941. More importantly, it was on the basis of this resolution that in 1946 the Muslim League decided to go for one "maverick" state for the Muslims, instead of two.
Having passed the Pakistan Resolution, the Muslims of India altered their ultimate goal. They set out on a path whose destination was a separate homeland for the Muslims of India, in lieu of seeking union with the Hindu community.
Khuda Kray K Meri Arz E Pak Pe Utray
Wo Fasl E Gul, Jisay Andaisha E Zawal Na Ho.
Different participating leaders of the session of All-India Muslim League held on March 23, 1940, including the Quaid-i-Azam, agreed that India was never united; rather it was split between Muslim India and Hindu India and it would remain so in the future. The entire outlooks, customs and traditions of civilizations of these two different nations were different anyway. They were different not only in their religious beliefs, but their entire mode of life bore a different imprint.
The words of the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his presidential...
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