The year 1947 will go down in the political history of the Indian sub-continent as a
momentous one. The period 1935-47 saw the transition of power in a phased manner from
the British hands and the creation of the new State of Pakistan. Pakistan became a reality
in 1947 under the banner of muslim league and the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam
Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
The proposal for a Muslim state in India was first enunciated in 1930 by the
poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, who suggested that the four northwestern
provinces (Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, and the North-West Frontier Province)
should be joined in such a state.
In 1933, Choudhary Rahmat Ali, a Cambridge student, coined the name Pakstan (later Pakistan), on behalf of those Muslims
living in Punjab, Afghan (North-West Frontier Province), Kashmir, Sind, and Balochistan. Alternatively the name was said to
mean "Land of the Pure."
Pakistan's independence day (also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal is observed on 14 August, the day on
which Pakistan became independent from British rule within then what was known as
the British Raj in 1947.
The day is a national holiday in Pakistan. The day is celebrated all over the country with flag
raising ceremonies, tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital,
DilSeDilTak.net wishes Pakistanis all over the world Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak.
May Allah keep Pakistan safe forever. Ameen.
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