The proceeding of the
annual and special sessions of the All India Muslim League and its
Council show how, through a variety of circumstances and
vicissitudes, the Muslims of the subcontinent struggled for the
establishment of Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of
Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The documents covering them were
published in the two volumes and in this sense the documents are
on and about the Foundations of Pakistan and were given the same
title. The foundations of Pakistan (Volume I, II and III) were
well received by the scholars, national and international, about
the Pakistan Movement, and extracts therefrom were quoted by the
British, Pakistani, Indian, American and even Soviet authors in
their works and writings. References therefrom are found, among
others, in Stanely Wolpertís Jinnah of Pakistan, M.J. Akbarís
Nehru, Ayesha Jalalís The Sole Spokeman, David Pageís Prelude to
Partition, K.K. Azizís History of the Idea of Pakistan and Lal
Bahadurís Struggle for Pakistan. The two volumes of Foundations of
Pakistan were out of print and there was great demand for their
reprint. The said volumes, however, did not include the
proceedings of the Working Committee of the Muslim League and
hence the third volume was being published. It was thought fit to
include in the third volume the Address and Memorials presented by
or on behalf of the Muslim League to the British Government and
other relevant material. The famous Address presented to Lord
Minto by the Muslim Deputation at Simla on October 1, 1906, and
his Reply, Maulana Shibliís speech on separate electorates in 1909
and the historic Fourteen Points of Mr. M. A. Jinnah and the
working Committee of the Muslim League on the partition of the
subcontinent adopted on 15th February, 1940 and the other
important documents have also been incorporated.
Keeping in view their great demand these volumes are being
published with some new additions.
PIRZADA, Bar-at-law, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign
Affairs, Law Justice and Human Rights. Honorary Secretary to the
Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah, 1941-1944, Secretary Bombay City Muslim
League 1945-1947, In charge of Publicity Champaign of the Bombay
Muslim League during the General Elections in 1946; Managing
Editor, Morning Herald (English Daily of Bombay, 1947).
Participated in Pakistan Movement in various capacities.
Adviser to the Constitution Commission of Pakistan, 1961;
Chairman, Company Law Commission 1962; President Karachi High
Court Bar Association, 1964; President International Law
Association, Pakistan Branch, 1964-67; Ex-Attorney General of
Pakistan, Minister of Law (1979-84); Foreign Minister of Pakistan
1966-68, President Afro-Asian Legal Consultative Committee, 1969;
represented Pakistan in the Commonwealth Prime Ministers
Conference in 1966 and the commonwealth Law Ministers and
Attorneys General Conference 1971; represented Pakistan in
International forum and before International Tribunals appeared
for Pakistan in Runn of Kutch Case, and in Pakistanís complaint
against India in the matter of over flights; Counsel in the
Reference regarding Nanibia before the International Court of
Justice; Member United Nations Sub commission on Prevention of
Discrimination and Protection of Minorities since 1972 and its
chairman, 1968; led Pakistan Delegation to the Law of the Sea
Conferences held in New York in 1978,1979 and in Geneva in 1980.
Chairman, Investigation and working Group of Complaints of the
Sub-Commission, 1978-79; Member International Law Commission
(1981-1986). He moved the Resolution about the status of Jerusalem
which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 3rd July, 1967.
Chairman, Expert Group for drafting statute of Islamic
International Court of Justice. Secretary General, Organization of
Islamic Conference (1985-1988).
Received High Awards from France, Jordon, Syria, West Germany, and