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India-Pakistan partition 1947

Title: India-Pakistan partition 1947

Duration: 01 Hour 29 Minutes 29 Second

Language: English   

Description: This documentary is prepared by BBC on Partition of India. India and Pakistan won independence in August 1947, following a nationalist struggle lasting nearly three decades. It set a vital precedent for the negotiated winding up of European empires elsewhere. Unfortunately, it was accompanied by the largest mass migration in human history of some 10 million. As many as one million civilians died in the accompanying riots and local-level fighting, particularly in the eastern region of Punjab which was cut in two by the border.

Making of Pakistan" on 14 August 1947

Title: Making of Pakistan" on 14 August 1947

Duration: 03 Minutes 45 Second

Language: English   

Description: This is a speech of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in reply to the speech of Lord Mountbatten on 14 august 1947. Quaid thanked the viceroy and the King. He said, “Your Excellency, I thank His Majesty the King on behalf of the Pakistan Constituent Assembly and myself for his gracious message. I know great responsibilities lie ahead, and I naturally reciprocate his sentiments and we are grateful for his assurance of sympathy and support, and I hope that you will communicate to His Majesty our assurance of goodwill and friendship for the British nation and himself as the Crown head of the British Government.

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - The Founder of Pakistan (Documentary)

Title: Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - The Founder of Pakistan (Documentary)

Duration: 18 Minutes 23 Seconds

Language: Urdu

Description: This documentary is prepared by Directorate of filmsMinistry of Information Pakistan. It covers the political struggle of Muslims of India in the leadership of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for creation of separate homeland for theMuslims where they may lead their lives according to Quran and Sunnah.The establishment of Pakistan brought even greater responsibilities for Jinnah. The refugee problem, the withholding of Pakistani assets by India, and the Kashmir problem were a real test for the Quaid. However, his indomitable will prevailed. He worked out a sound economic policy, established an independent currency and the State Bank for Pakistan. He chose Karachi as the federal capital.
However, he did not live long to witness the progress of the state that he had founded. On September 11, 1948, he died after a protracted illness at Karachi. He was buried in Karachi that witnessed the entire nation mourning over an irreparable loss.

India-Pakistan partition 1947

Making of Pakistan" on 14 August 1947

Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - The Founder of Pakistan (Documentary)