Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Governor-General of Pakistan

The Governor-General of Pakistan was the resident representative of the British monarch in Pakistan from 1947 to 1956, when Pakistan was proclaimed a Republic-when Pakistan became an Independent state, self Governing Nation in 1947, it continued to use the Government of India Act 1935, until its constitution being prepared. M.A. Jinnah, considered Quaid-i-Azam (great leader) informed Lord Moountbattten, "when I am Governor General the Prime Minister will do what I tell him to". But Jinnah died in 11 Sept.1948.
The office of Governor-General was replaced by the office of President of Pakistan when it became a Republic in 1956. The then Governor-General, Iskandar Mirza, became Pakistan's first president.
      Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894-1964)
After the early death of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Khawaja succeded him as the Governor General of Pakistan. At this point of time , the position was largely ceremonial , and executive power rested with the Prime Minister.The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan was assassinated in 1951  and Sir Khawaja stepped in to replace him.
During his time there was a rift between Punjabis and Bengalees.