INDEPENDENCE DAY OF PAKISTAN 14TH AUGUST, 1947
THE CONFUSION OF 15TH AUGUST AS POSSIBLE DATE
No one bothers to clear history of Pakistan. A deliberate confusion is generated by vested interests about the date of independence of Pakistan. Very few would know the way of seeking the truth. The first independence day of Pakistan was celebrated on 15th August, 1948. There is valid reason for same and we have a commemorative postal stamp (First stamp designed by M.A. Rahman Chughtai) that was issued on same date. It was realized by Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan that this confusion had to go. Jut like the Two nation theory, the same day of Independence would not work in the long run. It was found that exactly at 12 pm Independence for Pakistan was announced and that would make it 14th August, 1947. Independence for India was announced five minutes later at 00.05 am. It was decided to commemorate Pakistan Day on 14th August each year, while India would retain its India Day on 15th August for the future. All this is on record. The 2nd Independence day was on 14th August, 1949. It is found in older Pakistani guide books published officially but no stress is given to it now. Now you know!