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History of Pakistan

He was admitted to the bar in 1896. He served briefly as a magistrate in Bombay and then practiced law, showing a remarkable gift for advocacy and rhetorical ability. He had his first important brush with politics in 1906 when he acted as private secretary to the president of the Indian national Congress. He joined the Muslim League in 1913 to protest against the Hindu majority, and he became president of the group in 1916. He disagreed profoundly with the move of the Indian national Congress in 1920 as it launched a non-cooperation movement against the British government. He continued in public affairs into the 1940s, when he helped assure that partition would take place. He came to be known as Quaid-e-Azam, or "Great Leader," and his word was law in the Muslim League. He would be the first leader of Pakistan when it was created in 1947, and Jinnah completely dominated Pakistan and inspired it beyond his own death in Karachi in 1948. Jinnah's vision of independence came true and infused the new country with a strength that would enable it to survive and to build a dedication to independent self-rule. However, this was not to be, in part because the country he created had internal rifts which led to the India-Pakistan War in 1971 and to further division:

Pakistan from the moment of its birth faced crisis after lifethreatening crisis, breaking in 1971 into two countries, East Pakis


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