Timeline: History of Pakistan

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14 August 1947
Pakistan got independence from British rule.

26 October 1947
The ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, signed “Instrument of Accession” to Join India.

21 April 1948
United Nations Security Council passed Resolution Number 47 to resolve the Kashmir issue.

1 January 1949
The ceasefire between India and Pakistan came into effect and the first India-Pakistan war was ended. Pakistan established its control over Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan while India occupied rest of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

12 March 1949
The objective resolution of Pakistan containing “Aims and Objectives of the Constitution” was passed by the Constituent Assembly. And the ‘Basic Principles Committee’ was appointed to frame the principles of the Constitution.

28 September 1950
The Basic Principles Committee submitted its interim report.

9 March 1951
Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan announced the foiling of the first Martial Law attempt planned by Major General Akbar Khan.

16 October 1951
Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated at Committee Bagh (Liaquat Bagh), Rawalpindi.

7 October 1953
Prime Minister Muhammad Ali Bogra presented his “Bogra Formula” to the Constituent Assembly which addressed the issue of the representation between East and West Pakistan in the federal legislature.

23 March 1956
The first constitution, “The Constitution of 1956” was enforced.