Pakistan: Timeline of a nation
Muhammed Ali Jinnah in a meeting with youth members of the Muslim League (1941)
1906 - Muslim League founded to moot the idea of a separate Muslim state carved out of India.
1940 - Muslim League endorses idea of a separate nation.
1947 - East and West Pakistan created by partition. Thousands killed in communal violence that followed.
1948 - Muhammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's 'Father of the nation', dies.
1948 - First war with India over Kashmir dispute.
1951 - Jinnah's successor Liaquat Ali Khan assassinated.
1956 - Constitution proclaims Pakistan an Islamic republic.
1958 - Martial law declared, General Ayyub Khan usurps power.
1960 - General Ayyub Khan becomes Pakistan's president.
1965 - Second war with India over Kashmir.
1969 - General Ayyub Khan resigns due to economic problems and disputes between East and West Pakistan. General Yahya Khan takes over.
1970 - Rising tension between East and West Pakistan. Breakaway party, the Awami League, wins general elections in the East
1971 - Civil war after East Pakistan attempts to secede, India assists East Pakistan which becomes Bangladesh
1972 - India and Pakistan sign the Simla peace agreement which draws new frontline in Kashmir.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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