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Pakistan
Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan lies adjacent to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor...
Timeline of Events
1887
7.4.1887
The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1893
11.12.1893
The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan
1906
12.30.1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
1930
12.29.1930
Sir Muhammad Iqbal's presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
1933
1.28.1933
The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1935
5.31.1935
A 7.7 Mw earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.
1947
7.4.1947
The "Indian Independence Bill" is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan.
7.20.1947
The Viceroy of India says the people of the North-West Frontier Province overwhelmingly voted the previous day to join Pakistan rather than India.
8.14.1947
Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
8.15.1947
Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.
1948
7.1.1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) inaugurates Pakistan's central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
7.9.1948
Pakistan issues its first set of Postage stamps, bearing images of the Constituent Assembly, the Jinnah International Airport (Quaid-e-Azam International Airport), and the Shahi Fort.
1949
1.1.1949
United Nations cease-fire takes effect in Kashmir from one minute before midnight. War between India and Pakistan stops accordingly.
1950
4.8.1950
India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
5.19.1950
A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
7.11.1950
Pakistan joins the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank.
1953
3.3.1953
A Canadian Pacific Airlines De Havilland Comet crashes in Karachi, Pakistan killing 11.
11.2.1953
The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
1954
4.19.1954
Constituent Assembly of Pakistan decides Urdu and Bengali to be national languages of Pakistan.
8.13.1954
Radio Pakistan broadcasts the National Anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
1956
3.23.1956
Pakistan becomes the first Islamic republic in the world. (Republic Day in Pakistan)
1957
2.2.1957
Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
1965
4.29.1965
Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its ''Rehber'' series.
9.6.1965
War of 1965: India retaliates following Pakistan's failed Operation Grand Slam which resulted in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 that is ended following the signing of the Tashkent Declaration.
9.22.1965
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
12.6.1965
Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level.
1966
2.2.1966
Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1970
12.7.1970
The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats.
1971
3.26.1971
East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins.
11.21.1971
Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
12.1.1971
The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.
12.3.1971
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches pre-emptive strike against India and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
12.4.1971
The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
12.6.1971
Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India following New Delhi's recognition of Bangladesh.
1972
1.10.1972
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returns to the newly independent Bangladesh as president after spending over nine months in prison in Pakistan.
1.30.1972
Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
1973
8.14.1973
The constitution of 1973 comes into effect in Pakistan
1974
4.18.1974
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inaugurates Lahore Dry port.
1976
12.5.1976
The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution on security of non-Nuclear States.
1977
7.5.1977
Military coup in Pakistan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, is overthrown.