History of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Quick Facts

Posted July 20, 2020 from Pakistan
History of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

All Pakistani matric and intermediate students should know the history of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Its history contains many events and inspiring figures that led to the formation of Pakistan as a separate homeland. In fact, the Pakistan studies examination is compulsory for all matric and intermediate students

So, if you are currently undergoing exam preparation for your upcoming Pakistan studies final exam, then you are probably already familiar with the history of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Here are some quick facts to refresh your memory of the Pakistan Studies syllabus. (It might even give you new information to include in your past papers solutions!)

Quick Facts About the History of Pakistan:

  • Before it’s separation, regions of Pakistan were part of India, known as the Indian Subcontinent
  • Pakistan was founded on August 14, 1947
  • It is the first country to be formed on the basis of an ideology
  • It is also the first official muslim country in the world!
  • The ideology behind the formation of Pakistan is known as the “Two-Nation Theory”
  • According to the Two-Nation Theory, muslims are hindus are two completely separate nations in every definition, and hence cannot coexist in harmony. Hence, there should be a separate homeland where muslims are free to practice their teachings and religion.
  • The name Pakistan means “land of the pure” in Urdu and Persian. “Pak” means pure, and “Stan” refers to land.
  • Interestingly, the name Pakistan is also an acronym for the cultural groups that were a part of Pakistan which are: Punjab, Afghani, Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan
  • The All-India Muslim League was the first political party in the then Indian Sub-Continent that vouched for the separation of muslims and hindus
  • The founder of Pakistan is Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who is popularly known as “Qaid e Azam”
  • Pakistan was originally composed of two wings on either side of India, known as East Pakistan and West Pakistan. Eventually, East Pakistan was separated and became Bangladesh
  • The national language of Pakistan is Urdu. However, only approximately 7% of the population speaks Urdu. Other languages in Pakistan are Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Saraiki, and Balochi. 

These are just a few, quick and fun facts about the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Of course, this is a very brief overview and its history is extensive and full of many different influential events, that start before the formation of Pakistan to even after the formation. 

To learn the full history of Pakistan, you must learn the Pakistan Studies syllabus and study for the matric and intermediate final exams! You can take help from the Pakistan Studies solved past papers, book notes, and other exam preparation resources. You will learn a lot about our country that may surprise you and instill a sense of patriotism in you!

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Jul 20, 2020
Jul 20, 2020

Thank you for sharing.

Jul 21, 2020
Jul 21, 2020

hi Fatima, it is great reading your story of your country. when we know our history then we understand our identity which leads to patriotism. thank you very much for this wonderful narration. stay safe

Beth Lacey
Jul 22, 2020
Jul 22, 2020

This is very informative and I learned a lot. Thanks

Ellie E.
Jul 22, 2020
Jul 22, 2020

Thank you for sharing these facts!

Jul 24, 2020
Jul 24, 2020

Learn something new, thanks for sharing.

Sister Zeph
Aug 03, 2020
Aug 03, 2020

Dear Fatima, Thank you so much for sharing all these facts about our homeland Pakistan, here I would like to mention only one thing more although as you said there is so much to tell about our great country, but I would like to add that, Our national flag has two colors, since 98% population is Muslim therefor green part is the huge area on the flag while white part of the flag reflects that here Minorities also live who have a right to live ,to have property and to practice their religion freely in the country.

Basharat Hussain
Aug 29, 2020
Aug 29, 2020

Main issue of Pakistani youth

Dec 09, 2020
Dec 09, 2020

Its sad that Indian continent broke into two parts and Two nation Theory prevailed. The people in both the countries, India & Pakistan have been connected socially and culturally.
My father studied in DAV college, Lahore before partition. My mother's sister lived in Lahore for years since her husband was working in the railways. My family is from Amritsar. When we daughter was going to US after school, I took her to Amritsar and we visited Wagah border. She said , What a waste! Why cant the two nations live together as pre-partition days. Such is the youth perspective these days. They find the fights over borders, a useless and wasteful loss of human life.
let peace prevail!

Paulina Nayra
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

Thank you for this educative post about Pakistan. I felt like a student of history again. What’s the our next lesson teacher?