1951 in Pakistan

Events from the year 1951 in Pakistan.

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See also:Other events of 1951
List of years in Pakistan



Federal governmentEdit





  • 5 April – Muslim League leader Mumtaz Daultana takes oath as the second Chief Minister of Punjab amidst allegations of rigging while Iftikhar Mamdot leads the opposition.[7]
  • 13 April – The Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951 comes into effect, which referred to ways in which a person could gain, lose or deny Pakistani citizenship.
  • 15 June – A special tribunal was formed to preside over the proceedings of the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case at the Hyderabad Jail.[2]
  • 17 June – The first agreement between United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the government of Pakistan is signed for the provision of technical assistance in agricultural policy and planning formulation.[8]



  • 1 October – Pakistan Standard Time (UTC+05:00) is introduced and implemented following the findings of mathematician Prof Mahmood Anwar. The country had been using the Indian Standard Time as the time standard until then.[7]
  • 16 October – Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan is assassinated at Company Bagh (now renamed Liaquat National Bagh) in Rawalpindi, Punjab.[10]
  • 17 October – Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the second prime minister of Pakistan making him the first Bengali prime minister.
  • 22 November – Rawalpindi Conspiracy trial concluded and the verdict was announced the following year in January.


See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b Aized, Tauseef, Dr (27 August 2009). "Rawalpindi conspiracy case". The Nation. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  3. ^ Zaheer, Hasan (1998). The Times And Trial of the Rawalpindi Conspiracy, 1951: The First Coup Attempt in Pakistan. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ "Trade Agreement between India and Pakistan (1951)". Ministry of External Affairs, India. Commonwealth Legal Information Institute. 26 February 1951. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ Arif, G.M.; Ibrahim, Sabiha (Winter 1998). "The Process of Urbanisation in Pakistan, 1951–81". The Pakistan Development Review. 37 (4): 507–522. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  6. ^ Dryland, Estelle (Summer–Fall 1992). "Faiz Ahmed Faiz and the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case". Journal of South Asian Literature. Perspectives on Socialist Realism in Asian Literature. Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University. 27 (2): 175–185. JSTOR 40874124.
  7. ^ a b c d "1951". Republic of Rumi. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  8. ^ "About FAO Pakistan". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  9. ^ Prof Sharif al Mujahid. "Fatima Jinnah: The Voice of the People". Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  10. ^ Shah, Sabir. "Conspiracies, communal riots and terror in Rawalpindi". The News International. Retrieved 16 December 2013.