Speech to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan - August 11, 1947 - Muhammad Ali Jinnah by Muhammad Ali JinnahMahomed Ali Jinnahs 11th August Speech is one of the most famous speeches made by the man known as Quaid-e-Azam or Great Leader in Pakistan. Today there is hardly a more contentious issue in Pakistan than the issue of the vision of its founding father. While Pakistan was created as a result of what could be described as Indian Muslim nationalism, Mahomed Ali Jinnah, the founding father, was widely held as a secular liberal barrister who had once championed the cause of Hindu-Muslim Unity and a United India. When the Partition of India finally occurred, Jinnah gave expression to his vision of Pakistan in a monumental address to the constituent assembly of Pakistan, delivered on August 11, 1947. He spoke of an inclusive and impartial government, religious freedom, rule of law and equality for all. He also seemed to advocate the separation of church and state.
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WebDesk - 11th August may seem like an ordinary date to many but in reality, the date not only holds national significance but it Is also widely considered as one of the most important days in the history of the Sub-continent. The date marks the time when the great leader, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah took oath as the first president of the constituent assembly of Pakistan and delivered his first Presidential Address. For everyone residing in the assembly at the time, the time was of crucial importance and proved to be an emotional moment for everyone as they were finally realizing their lifelong dream. After a constant struggle of nearly 17 years, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was finally becoming a reality. In his all-important debut address, Quaid laid specific importance to different problems that had plagued the Indian Subcontinent at the time. Photo: National Assembly of Pakistan. In the first part, the Quaid thanked the participants of the session to have bestowed the great honor of becoming the President.
The decision to include the speech made by the Father of the Nation in his address to the first Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on Aug 11, was taken by the provincial senior minister for education and literacy on the direction of former president of Pakistan and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. You may belong to any religion or cast or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the State
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Mr. Jinnah's presidential address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan
I also thank those leaders who have spoken in appreciation of my services and [thank them for] their personal references to me. I sincerely hope that with your support and your co-operation we shall make this Constituent Assembly an example to the world. The Constituent Assembly has got two main functions to perform. The first is the very onerous and responsible task of framing the future constitution of Pakistan and the second of functioning as a full and complete sovereign body as the Federal Legislature of Pakistan. We have to do the best we can in adopting a provisional constitution for the Federal Legislature of Pakistan. You know really that not only we ourselves are wondering but, I think, the whole world is wondering at this unprecedented cyclonic revolution which has brought about the plan of creating and establishing two independent Sovereign Dominions in this sub-continent. As it is, it has been unprecedented; there is no parallel in the history of the world.
Tuesday, September 24, Log in Register. Pakistan Defence. Nov 10, 1. Nov 10, 2. Qui Quaid did not have such clear Urdu accent. This is a desperate attempt by seculars to malign two nation theory. In Quaid era religious sentiments were extremely strong and such statement from Quiad would Ave been political suicide for him.
While Pakistan was created as a result of what could be described as Indian Muslim nationalism ,  Jinnah was once an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity. He spoke of an inclusive and impartial government, religious freedom , rule of law and equality for all. He opened by saying the Assembly had two tasks: Writing a provisional constitution and governing the country meantime. He continued with a list of urgent problems:. Next he discussed at length the partition, saying many were dissatisfied with the details but a united India would never have worked.