Article: We had a better vision | The News Pakistan

By Harris Khalique for The News, Pakistan. Excerpt: Jinnah came from a minority sect and a minority province. His being born into a Shia Imami Ismaili-cum-Khoja Ithna Ashari family of Kathiawari-Sindhi origin never bothered his millions of followers of the day in British India. Of course, the dominant majority of his followers came from completely different ethnic backgrounds and religious sects.

The name of the party, ‘All India Muslim League’, was proposed by the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan III, who was also made the first president in its founding meeting in Dhaka in 1906 hosted by Nawab Khwaja Salimullah. Later, after the creation of Pakistan, it was Aga Khan III and the Nizam, the ruler of Hyderabad Deccan, who provided resources to the new state for survival through its initial years. As mentioned earlier, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah – the founder of Pakistan – was born in a family that largely, if not entirely, practised the Ismaili faith.

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  1. Sultan Mohammad Aga khan III born @ Sultan Tekri, Karachi. He was the First President of Indian Muslim League 1906.He is one of the founders of Paskistan.


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