Events from the year 1947 in Pakistan.
|See also:||1947 in India|
Other events of 1947
List of years in Pakistan
- King of Pakistan: King George VI (starting 14 August)
- Governor-General: Muhammad Ali Jinnah (starting 14 August)
- Prime Minister: Liaquat Ali Khan (starting 15 August)
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his sister arrive on August 7, at the Mauripur Airport from New Delhi.
- Muslim member of the Partition Committee, Chaudhri Muhammad Ali comes to Karachi on August 9, for a one-day visit for Jinnah's approval on Patel's proposal for debt settlement. Liaquat Ali Khan asks Ali to convey to Lord Ismay in Delhi that Jinnah has received disturbing reports about the likely decision on the Punjab boundary Award.
- 10 August, Cry treason! A Muslim member of the Partition Committee, Chaudhri Muhammad Ali, has found disturbing evidence about tampering of the decision about the East Punjab boundary. Today, when he arrived to seek an interview with Lord Ismay to convey him the message from Jinnah, he was told that Ismay was closeted with Sir Cyril Radcliffe, Chairman Boundary Commission. When Chaudhri saw him at last, Ismay professed complete ignorance of any knowledge of the proposed Punjab boundary, while at the same time Chaudhri discovered a pencil line on the map in Ismay's room very similar to the boundary that had been reported to Jinnah. "Ismay turned pale," says Chaudhri Muhammad Ali, "and asked in confusion who had been fooling with his map."
- 14 August, The Dominion of Pakistan is declared an independent member state of the British Commonwealth.
- Mohammed Ali Jinnah became the first Governor-General of Pakistan and the Supreme Leader (Quaid-i-Azam) of the unified nation-state of Pakistan in August 1947.
- Liaquat Ali Khan becomes the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and Leader of the Pakistani Community also called Quaid-I-Millat (Leader of the Nation) in August 1947.
- Nearly 10 million people migrate to Pakistan and India. Muslims to Pakistan while Hindus and Sikhs to India.
- 18 August, The Nawab of Mohammad Mahabat Khanji III, ruler of the Princely state of Junagadh, a former British Protectorate since 1807 and the other small states of Bantva, Manavadar and Sardargadh, were also former British Protectorates since 1818 of the Kathiawar Peninsula despite an overall Hindu majority of the population all acceded to the Dominion of Pakistan, this was influenced by Shah Nawaz Bhutto the Dewan of the state. In response, the Dominion of India claimed that the accession was invalid, since the states were surrounded by India and demanded a plebiscite on the future of Junagadh and Manavadar (princely state). Pakistan agreed, on condition that votes also be held in Hyderabad State and Kashmir and Jammu; India rejected this proposal and also refused to allow the Government of Pakistan any role in administering a plebiscite.
The dispute was the first serious crisis in Indo-Pakistani relations
- 30 September, Pakistan joins the United Nations as a member state.