Khawaja Nazimuddin

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Khawaja Nazimuddin (Urdu: خواجہ ناظِمُ الدّین‎; 19 July 1894 – 22 October 1964) was a Pakistani conservative politician and one of the leading founding fathers of Pakistan. He is noted as being the first Bengali leader of Pakistan who ruled the country first as the governor-general (1948–51), and later as the second prime minister (1951–53).

Quotes about Khawaja Nazimuddin[edit]

  • Khwaja Nazimuddin declared that Leaguers were not pledged to non-violence.
  • The details of how the Day of Direct Action was to be observed had now to be worked out. Mr. Jinnah and Khwaja Nazimuddin, when questioned on this point immediately after the Bombay session, said that they were not prepared to say anything about the matter. Within a few days, however, Khwaja Nazi¬ muddin was able to say that the Muslim population of Bengal knew very well what “ Direct Action ” would mean.
  • Khwaja Nazimuddin was an even more conscientious Muslim Leaguer. He was more forthright than Mr. Suhrawardy and was far more hostile to the Hindus. He had more experience of administrative matters and his advice and assistance were of inestimable value -in drawing up the programme for the Direct Action Day and in implementing it. He reaped his reward later by succeeding Mr. Jinnah as the Governor-General of Pakistan.
    • Khosla GD (1989) Stern Reckoning: A Survey of Events Leading Up To and Following the Partition of India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, [1]
  • [Referring to the assertions of leading Muslim League leaders, said speaker Syed Muhammad Abdul Jalil:] ‘‘Their (Hindu’s) attack and their conduct is based on nonviolence but… our representatives, Qaid-e-Azam (Jinnah), Nazimuddin and Suhrawardy, have made it clear that, to us, nonviolence means nothing. When we want to fight, we shall make use of whatever weapons we have.’’
    • Khosla GD (1989) Stern Reckoning: A Survey of Events Leading Up To and Following the Partition of India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, [2] quoted from M.A. Khan Islamic Jihad: A legacy of forced conversion, imperialism and slavery (2011)

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