MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH

  • Inspired by AAP, party with same name launched in Pakistan March 9, 2014

    Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of Pakistan....
  • When Jinnah took on Congress at Patna's Gandhi Maidan November 17, 2013

    Patna: Serial bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan may have drowned BJP's 'Hunkar' for change in the country's regime, but 75 years ago, the same historic venue had hosted Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose fiery speech against Congress had lifted the fortunes of his Muslim party. At the 26th Annual Session...
  • AIR hands over Jinnah speech recordings to Pakistan September 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The All India Radio (AIR) has handed over to Pakistan the recordings of two important speeches by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is planning to broadcast these speeches, delivered June 3 and August 11, 1947, after checking the quality and authenticity some time next week,...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists destroy Jinnah's historic residence June 15, 2013

    Islamabad: A historic 121yearold building used by Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Balochistan was destroyed after terrorists targeted it with bombs and gun fire that triggered a blaze. The terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army targeted the QuaideAzam Residency in Ziarat, a holiday resort located about 120 km from...
  • SC reminds Kasab of Jinnah's connection with Taj August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In a quaint footnote, the Supreme Court of India judgment upholding terrorist Ajmal Kasab's death sentence, reflected on the emotional connection Pakistan's creator Muhammad Ali Jinnah had with the grand Taj Mahal Hotel where his second wife Rattanbai Petit (Ruttie) agreed to marry him. "It is reported that it...
  • US shares Jinnah's goal of vibrant Pak: Clinton August 14, 2012

    Washington: US shares Jinnah's goal of a vibrant and selfreliant Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said while conveying Washington's Independence Day greetings to the government and people of the country. "Muhammad Ali Jinnah dreamt of a vibrant, selfreliant Pakistan, a goal we all share," Clinton said in her Independence...
  • Pakistan's future lies in democracy: Gilani August 14, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday that Pakistan's future lies in democracy and that parliament, the judiciary and the executive were on the same page to consolidate the country's democratic institutions. In his message on Pakistan's 65th Independence Day, he also said the country has successfully taken...
  • Ramesh joins row over Jinnah drawing on Hindu mythology September 13, 2009

    Bhopal: Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today waded into the controversy over M A Jinnah by comparing the Pakistan founder to one of the Hindu trinity of pantheonsBrahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In an apparent reference to expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh's praise of Jinnah and the support he...
  • 'Pak would've been secular if it followed Jinnah's views' April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani has reiterated his views on All India Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah suggesting that Pakistan should have followed his model on secularism. In an exclusive interview with Pakistani news channel DawnNews TV, Advani stressed Jinnah was inherently a secular leader, and added...