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1st  December

Part 1

1838 : Colonel Pottenger feels that his staff and other attached people are not safe in Sindh and might face insult and personal danger at Hyderabad. He requests Bombay Govt. for subsidary force to Sindh without any delay. Thinks that Shah Shuja's presence in Sindh would be advantageous for them. He seeks permission to sale bullion at Hyderabad to get coin to meet expenses.
1847: Charles Napier is given farewell salute. He remained the Governor of Sindh for four years and with his departure Sindh lost its provincial status and became part of Bombay Presidency.
1938: Sindh Hari Committee adopts its Constitution.

Part 2

1947: In a Jirga presided by the Governor of NWFP at Miranshah, tribal leaders of Mahsood and Ahmadzai Vaziri assure their loyality with Pakistan. Now a day Mahsood tribe is heading Talban .
1948: Khowaja Shahabuddin Minister for Muhajir affairs presides over meeting to chalk out policy and program for providing jobs and shelter to Indian Muslim migrants.
1949: The International Islamic Economic Conference held at Karachi decides to establish Federation of Islamic Chamber of Commerce.
1950: Dr.Ishtiaq Qureshi, minister for Muhajir affairs asks for donation to Anjuman Punjabi Sodagran , so as to provide shelter to 33,000 Muhajreen living on foot paths of Karachi.

 

2nd  December

Part1

1838: Colonel Pottenger informs his Govt. that Meer Noor Muhammad Khan is willing to pay his share to the tribute of Shah Shuja. Ghulam Shah deputed by Meer for helping us in purchasing of grain is not cooperating properly, but is bent upon to create problems. Meer Noor Muhammad called all the Balochs to Hyderabad and brought all with guns to enclosure to my camp and informed our Native Agent that they will oppose the British army but if Pottenger gave him assurance of the safety of country he would issue orders for dispersal of Baloches.
1857: His Highness Meer of Khairpur expresses his loyality for the British Govt. and desires to serve whenever required by it. His letter is forwarded to the Secret Committee.

Part2

1882: First ever Social - cum - political organisation 'Sindh Sabha' is formed in Karachi. Dyaram Jethmal, Hassan Ali Effendi and Parsi community leaders are its founder members. The Sindh Sabha played vital role in Social sector and deeply influenced Municipal elections in Karachi.
1923: Lala Lajpatrai is in Karachi. Municipal Corporation presents Welcome Address to him . KMC record is most important source on our history and yet to be researched and preserved.
1964: Political parties term defeat of Fatima Jinnah in the Presidential election as result of rigging. White Paper is issued by them.
1973: Ex - federal minister Khan Abdul Saboor, other officers and 40 thousand people involved in helping Pakistan army are released in Bangladesh.

 

3rd  December

Part1

1838: Shah Shuja has made his mind to enter Kabul and British Govt. help this pupet as in his presence and rule it will be easy for them to block Russian entry in the British India. Military officers and Political Agent etc are directed to be in coordination. Mir Rustom Khan of Khairpur is requested to take personal interest and watch the situation with care and even help British officers, if situation requires.
1856: The difference of opinion is emerged on the project of construction of bridge between Sukkur and Rohri. Lieutenant Col . Jacob insists for abandon of that project and instead, working on the project for construction of a trunk road between Shikarpur and Karachi on the Right Bank of the Indus. But, the Commissioner's opinon get importance and approval accordingly and in this way Civilan authority is treated and accepted better than Military authority and opinion

Part2

1885: With the Rs. 1500 donation by Diwan Nawalrai and more donation of Rs. 1500 by Diwan Sahijrai Advani, Hyderabad Municipality starts 'Shoukiram Chandomal Girls' School'. Diwan Nawalrai and his brother Sadhu Hiranand agree to impart education as teachers, free of cost. What a wonder trend is set by social workers of Sindh !
1942: Congress leaders and workers arrested during 'Quit India Movement' are released in Sindh.
1971: Indian troops attack Pakistan's forward positions all along West Pakistan. ' War in Bangladesh is now war in India', declares Indra Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India. 'Order of the Day' is issued by Pakistan Air Force and C - in - C and war between India and Pakistan starts.

 

4th  December

Part1

1920: The meeting of the Jamiat -ul- Ulema is held at Delhi. kazi Shamsuddin Ahmad, Haji Muhammad, Abdul Khaliq Morai and Moulana Taj Mahmood Amroti represent Sindh. In this meeting Fatwa (Religious Judgment) was issued in favour of the Movement of Non - co - Operation launched agaist the Government.
1835: Colonel Pottenger directs Lieutenant Burns to remain at Hyderabad if Mir Noor Muhammad proposes as he might seek some clarifications about suggested treaty between Sindh Govt. And the East India Co.
1857: The Bombay Govt. authorises Sindh Commissioner: (a) for completion of communication between Karachi and Multan, (b) finalization of contract between the East India Co. And Sindh Railway Co. for construction of Railway line between Karachi and Kotri and (c) conducting of survey of Railway line to Sehwan.

Part2

1947: More than one lac refugees reach Pakistan.
1953: The World Bank agrees to finance Pakistan's Sui Gas Power Project. Pakistan to get ? 100,00.
1965: Pakistan Defence Ministry Spokeman releases the figures about war losses of India and Pakistan: KILLED (Pakistan 1,033 and India 9500), WOUNDED (Pakistan 2171 and India 11000), MISSING (Pakistan 630 and India not known), TANKS (Pakistan 165 and India 475) and AIRCRAFT (Pakistan 14 Sabre Jets and India 110).
1968: Mumtaz Bhutto is arrested under DPR.
1971: President Gen.Yaha declares war with India, asks forces to advance, strike and destroy enemy.
1992: Multan to Lahore PPP Long March takes place without Benazir Bhutto. She is stranded in Karachi due to non - availablity of flight.

 

 

 

 

5th  December

Part1

1846: Superindendent of Indian Navy, Bombay sanctions vessels of Indus Flotila for conveyance of merchandise. It was first time to make vessels available for non - military purposes.
1857: Political Superintendent Upper Sindh intimates the Commissioner that Sindhi had been universally adopted as the language of records in all Departments.
1922: A public meeting is held by the local branch of Khilafat Committee. Speakers condemn British policy regarding Islam, Muslims and Turkey.
1963: Politician of his own right, ex - Chief Minister of East Bengal and Freedom Fighter Hussain Shaheed Suhrwardi breaths his last.

Part2

1964: Federal Minister Z.A.Bhutto denounces the Indian move towards final integration of Jamu & Kashmir with Indian Union.
1971: Soviet warns Pakistan against its dangerous course in war with India, saying that USSR can not remain indifferent to the situation.
1974: Peshawar T.V starts functioning.
1978: The Supreme Court allows Z.A.Bhutto to appear in person in the court during the hearing of Nawab Muhammad Ahmad murder case.
1981: Pakistan signs a 'Letter of offer and agreement' with United Sates for the sale of six F - 16 Jets to Pakistan.
1992: U.S President George Bush thanks Nawab Sharif for sending troops in Somalia. Talks on phone.

 

6th  December

Part1

1857: Captain Merewether, Superintendemt Upper Sindh with the help and cooperation of Kardar Khair Shah prepared project for enlargement and extension of the tail of the Begari Canal. It is not only approved by the Bombay Govt., but is declared as the first and most important irrigational work by British Govt. in Sindh.
1920: Rais -ul- Muhajreen Jam Muhammad Junijo was supose to appear before the court of Judicial Commissioner, but he refuses to comply with Notice on the plea that he is no more citizen of British India and as he has migrated to Afghanistan. Hence, he is not bound to obey orders of the British Govt.

Part2

1947: Cases of abducation of migrant women and children are taking place at large scale. Both India and Pakistan are worried about it. Today, both countries agree to control the situation and rescue abducated women and children.
1950: Pakistan Govt. directs all federal/central offices to adopt Undu as language of official correspondance.
1951: The Security Council of the U.N.O asks India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue on their own.
1964: Fatima Jinnah and President Ayub, both presidentail candidates are busy in addressing public gatherings. Ayub promises for developed Pakistan in future and Fatima Jinnah is attacking Ayub govt. s anti - people and anti - democracy polices.

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7th  December

Part1

1920: The Karachi Social Service League sends Telegram to the Governor of Bombay demanding revision of Pay scales of lower employees, Karachi Allowance and Rent Allowance for all.
1922: A public meeting is held by the local branch of the Khilafat Committee at Wagan of taluka Kambar. Moulana Mir Muhammad, the president of the occasion and other speakers dwell with political situation of the country and advise people to took part in the politics.
1947: Twenty thousand Indian Muslims reach Pakistan.
1948 : Pakistan demands that the issue of Hyderabad Dakhan be discussed in the Security Council of the U.N.O

Part2

1951: Sindh Governor asks Sindh Chief Minister K.B.Ayub Khuhro to tender his resignation.
1968: Uprising in the East and West Pakistan compells Ayub to react. He declares that his Govt. will not be shaken by the opposition rallies and meetings. He asks his partymen to come out and furstrate the opposition's designs.
1970: The first - ever general elections on the basis of direct adult franchise are held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats. Awami League emerges as the single largest party followed by PPP. Awami League earns 151 and PPP wins 81 seats. Jamait -i- Islami blames for rigging.
1976: Z.A.Bhutto inaugurates Supper Market in LaluKhet Liaquatabad, Karachi.

 

8th  December

Part1

1918: In its meeting the 'Anjuman Islam Ahbab Watan', Sukkur, resolve to send letter of Thanks to Ex - Governor of Bombay for his valuable services for Sindh. 
1922: A public meeting is held at Khair Muhammad Arija by the local branch of Sindh Khilafat Committee. Speaker ask people to take care of their kids with special reference to their education and take active part in politics religiously.
1947: Eleven thousand five hundred Indian Muslim migrants reach Pakistan.
1948: Shahzada Abdul Karim and others are arrested for doing underground work for Communist Revolution in Kalat.

Part2

1952: India rejects the Anglo - American proposal to demilitarize Kashmir.
1954: The Muslim League stands divided on the issue of Agricultural and Land Reforms.
1971: U.N.O General Assembly approves by an overwhelming majority, a resolution calling for immediate cease - fire in Indo - Pak war and withdrawal of troops to their frontiers.
1977: Wali Khan and other NAP Leaders are released fron Hyderabad Jail after 34 months detention
1993: Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani, President of Iran discuss political and economic co operation including a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan , setting up oil refinary in Pakistan and installation of Railway line between Zahdan - Kamran Section.

 

9th  December

1850: The Govt. of Brish Sindh is worried about law and order situation on its westren frontier. Marri and Bugti tribes are treated as high risk and today six men of the Marri tribe are captured on the Frontier.
1916: In well attended gathering organized by the D.J.Sindh College Literare and Debating Society, Dr.J.Fitzgerald delivers lecture on the topic of 'Young India'. Dr. was the scholar and writer of international name and fame. He translated 'Rubbayat Umar Khayam' into English.
1937: The Working Committee of the Democratic Coalition Party decides to found/start daily English Paper from Karachi, but it proved to be desire and not determination.

 

 

10th  December

Part1

1836: On his arrival at Vikkur , Colonel Pottenger is received by the Governors of Thatto and Mugebin. Mirza Bakar represent Hyderabad Govt. Colonel Pottenger is asked that as per desire and instructions of Hyderabad Govt. he must keep secret the fact of his visit to Sindh.
1841: The financial control of Sibi is handed over to Kutche and its revenue has been reserved for Shah Suja. Also military stations are established at Sibi and Dhadhar.
1939: Moulana Obedullah Sindhi forms 'Jamina Narbda Sindh Sagar Party'. Moulana Muhammad Sidiq of Khada and so many Religious Scholars join this party. The party differs with the Congress and Muslim League in their programme and policies .

Part2

1947:5,00,000 Indian Muslim migrants reach Pakistan. The number of migrants before 28 August to 10 December is 34, 680, 000.
1966: Nawabzada Nasurullah, Sardar Shoukat Hayat and Malik Ghulam Jilani detained since February under DPR are released.
1971: Indian aircrafts drop four 1,000 Lbs bombs in Karachi.
1972: Section 144 is imposed in Lahore. A number of students are held.
1985: National Assembly passes Political Parties Amendment Bill of 1985 indemnifying certain martial law regulations and orders.
1992: Opposition parties reject Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's invitation for APC.

 

11th  December

Part1

1931: The District Jacobabad Jamiat -ul- Ulema demands ban on Hyder Bux Jatoi's book 'Faryad -i- Sindh'. The meeting is held with Moulana Nabi Bux Oodi and addressed by Moulana Abu Muhammad Abdullah and Moulana Abdul Karim Chishti of Shikarpur.
1947: 65,000 Indian Muslim migrants reach Pakistan.
1949: Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, while addressing public gathering at Mardan asks people to make the country more strong as no one can dare to think about harming it

Part2

1954: It is blackest day in the political history of Sindh. Politicians, those opposed the move to hand over Karachi to Central Govt. , are bent upon to hand over whole of Sindh ! The session of Sindh Legislative Assembly is held at Hyderabad and resolution favouring the plan to weld West Pakistan Province into a single unit is passed with 98 votes. Abdul Sattar Pirzado and Qazi Fazulullah remained absentee, where as Ghulam Mustafa Bhurgri, Abdul Hameed Jatoi, Pir Illahi Bux and Shaikh Khurshaid Ahmad voted against One Unit. 
1984: JI Chief Mian Tufail and Shora decides to support Gen.Zia in refrendum.
1988: Ghulam Ishaq Khan is elected as president. Got full support from PPP.

 

12th  December

Part1

1838: Col. Pottenger suggests his Govt. and Commander -in- Chief that Indus is most useful means of communication if steamers are used for military purpose.
1857: The Bombay Govt. accords permission to Sindh Govt. for purchase of Lithographic Press for use of Educational Department and establishment of newspaper in Sindhi. The credit goes to Major Goldsmid who was officer incharge of the Department. Education Department established 'Sindh Sudhar' newspaper in Sindhi and the same paper was handed over to the 'Sindh Sabha' NGO in 1884 and Sadhu Hiranand became its editor.
1896: The Theosophical Society is formed in Karachi. It influenced the Sindh politics and society for years.

Part2

1924: The Governor of Bombay is on two - day visit of Larkano. Larkana branch of Sindh Muhammadan Association, Larkana Municipality and Larkana District Board presented their Representation and request for supply of required water for irrigation, employement opportunities for Sindhi Muslims, advancement of education, etc.
1931: The branch of 'Sindh Azad Party' is opened at village Hashim Soomro and Muhammad Fazul Soomro , Akhund Abdul Karim and Khaliq Dino Soomro are elected President, Vice President and Secretary respectively.
1946: Results of the election for Sindh Assembly Legislative are announced. 34 seats go to Muslim League. One to an Independent and G.M.Syed is defeated by Qazi Muhammad Akbar. G.M.Syed latter on challenged the result in Tribunal.

 

13th  December

Part1

1838: 'Native Chiefs will be held responsible with respect to our or peoples property plunderd with crossing their territories.' Govt. of India asks Colonel Pottenger to inform Sindh rulers. 
1939: Sindh rulers start underestimating themselves and their dignity. Aliens are invited to indulge in their matters. Ross Bell , Political Agent decides the dispute between Mir Ali Murad Khan and Mir Nasir Khan of Khairpur relating to the right of possession over five villages. 
1931: Preaching Committee is constituted by JUI of Jacobabad consisting of Moulvi Nabi Bux Oodi, Moulvi Muhammad Ismail, Moulvi Dur Muhammad and Moulvi Abdul Latif. The committee will preach teaching of Islam on every first Eriday in various villages of the district.

Part2

1934: Jageer cess is minimized from Rs. One to eight Annas for Nawab Ghaibi Khan Chandio. He is paying this cess to the District Local Board Larkano.
1947: Adoption of Urdu as official language is not acceptable to Bengalis. Language - roits errpts in many cities of the East Bengal (East Pakistan). So many are injured.
1951: Muhammad Ayub Khuhro refuses to tender resignation as Sindh Chief Minister. He was asked by the Sindh Governor.
1953: 'Muslim League was responsible and involed in air agitation against Ahmadis.
1971: Pakistan's Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Z.A.Bhutto demands U.N protection to preserve unity of Pakistan and stopping foreign intervention.

 

14th  December

Part1

1840: Ross Bell, Political Agent, Upper Sindh is asked by his Govt. to keep eye on activities and movement of Massan, an Amrican Tourist on visit of Sindh 
1849: Major Jacob, accepts the claim of Khan of Kelat over certain land. It is agreed that the boundary of Sindh territory had been defined by the extent to Indus water reaches in canals and that lands beyond the limit to which the Indus water never attains but which are watered solely by rain or by streams from Cutchee and are occasionally cultivated, belong to Kelat.
1918: Hyderabad District Congress Committee condemns and opposes nomination of a large proportion on city Municipality, because the nominated members in large number will control and influence the decisions of elected people at large and will be ruling by nomination.

 

Part2

1936: The public meeting is held at Hyderabad with Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto as its president. Sir Haji Abdullah Haroon, Syed Miram Muhammad Shah and Syed Hussain Bux Shah spoke on the occasion and threw light on the formation, scope and imporatance of Sindh United Party. Prior to the public meeting, the party leadership decided to invite applications for party tickets to contest election for Sindh Legislative Assembly. The party will contest on 30 seats, it was also declared.
1947: The Pakistan Constituent Assembly mourns demise of the Quaid -i- Azam.
1954: Official One Unit Conference starts. It is attended by central ministers, all Governors and Chief Ministers and Head of States.
1957: I.I.Chundrigar fails to form Government. The President, Iskandar Mirza asks Feroz Khan Noon to for Pakistan's 7th Government.

 

15th  December

Part1

1922: The local Khilafat Committe of Village Nabi Shah held public meeting. Speakers advised people to follow their religion in letter and spirit and adop it as code of life. Bow before Allah and get rid of aliens.
1929: Sindhi Adabi Conference is held in D.J.Sindh college, Karachi. It is attended by Principal Shahani, Principal N.A.Ghulam Ali, Dr.Gurbuxani, Jethmal Parsram, Shewaram Pherwani, Dr.Daudpoto, G.M.Syed and others. It is anaugurated by Principal Goklay. 'Sindhi Sahitya Sabha' - literary organization is formed on this occasion also.
1932: 2nd Sindh Azad Conference is held at Hyderabad. It was attended by eminent Muslim politicans. The case of the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency was advocated by speakers.

Part2

1922: The local Khilafat Committe of Village Nabi Shah held public meeting. Speakers advised people to follow their religion in letter and spirit and adop it as code of life. Bow before Allah and get rid of aliens.
1929: Sindhi Adabi Conference is held in D.J.Sindh college, Karachi. It is attended by Principal Shahani, Principal N.A.Ghulam Ali, Dr.Gurbuxani, Jethmal Parsram, Shewaram Pherwani, Dr.Daudpoto, G.M.Syed and others. It is anaugurated by Principal Goklay. 'Sindhi Sahitya Sabha' - literary organization is formed on this occasion also.
1932: 2nd Sindh Azad Conference is held at Hyderabad. It was attended by eminent Muslim politicans. The case of the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency was advocated by speakers.

 

16th  December

1833: Native Agent at Hyderabad informs Colonel Pottenger, Political Resident of Cutch about the death of Mir Murd Ali father of Mir Noor Muhammad Khan and states more that Mir Noor Muhammad Khan and Mir Muhammad Khan had determined to send presents to Bombay Government.
1848; Bombay Government informs Sindh Commissioner that the political charge of the Frontier will be held by Major Jacob.
1924: With initiate and efforts of Advocate Noor Muhammad Shaikh, two - day“All Sindh Muhammadan Educational Conference” is held at Hyderabad and is presided over by Sir Ibrahim Rahmatullah . The Conference ended with poetic sitting with Mirza Kalechbeg in chair. It was a big event of education and literature.
1930: Hindu Sammelan is called at Sukkur with Bhai Parmanan in chair. It is attended by four hundred delegates from all parts of Sindh. The Conference passes resolution against the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency. It was amazing that Hindus and Muslims invited/impoted leaders from Punjab to speak and help them on the issue. Bhai Parmanand was from Punjab also.
1932: The “Sindh separation Day is observed in Sindh by majority of Muslim segment of society. Meetings are held and processions are taken out in support of the separation of Sindh from Bombay Presidency.
1940: Quaid i- Azam isin Karachi and forms Executive Committee under the chairmanship of G.M.Syed to open more branches of the Muslim League in Sindh. Committee”s other members are Qazi Fazulullah, Muhammad Hashim Gazdar, Agha Ghulam Nabi Pathan, Yousif Haroon, Abdul Sattar Jan Sarhandi, Syed Hussan Bux Shah and Faiz Muhammad Mangrio.
1941: Karachi City Muslim League Conference is held at Karachi.
1957: Milak Feroz Khan Noon is sworn in as Prime Minister.
1968: PDM opposition parties and students continue to demonstrate in various townsof West Pakistan.
1971: East Pakistan falls and Bangladesh comes into being. Following an arrangement between Lt. Gen. Arora of India and Lt. Gen. Niazi fighting ceases in East Pakistan and Indian troops enter in Dhaka. Some ninety five Pakistani troops surrender.
1988; Balochitan Assembly is dissolved. Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister terms it as constitutional. Where as opposition parties condemn the action.
1991: Altaf Hussain, Chief of MQM, announces his decision to quit politics.
1999: Benazir urges U.S to review Pressler Amendment and reiterates that there is no question of rolling back Pakistans’ nuclear programme.

 

17th  December

Part1

1849: The Collector of Hyerabad sends to the Commissioner report regarding steps taken by hin about Bugti prisoners of war stationed at Ghulam Ali jo Tando.
1919: It is big event of the begining of uprising of people against British policies and rule in Sindh and Hind. Khilafat Day is observed in the length and breath of Sindh. Processions are taken out and public meetings are held to condemn British policy on Turkey and Khilafat issue.
1920: A public meeting is held by the local branch of the Sindh Khilafat Committee at Bano of Mirpur Bathoro taluka. Pir Muhammad Baqar, Moulvi Haji Suleman and Moulvi Mulvi Muhammad Yousif speak on the occasion and dewelt with subjects/ topic of the freedom of Arabia and Punjab Govt's anti - khilafat/people policy.

Part2

1954: The top level 'One - Unit official Conference' decides that the administration structure of unified West Pakistan will follow the normal provincial cabinet, one governor, one legislative and one chief secretary.
1956: The Meet the Masses programme of the Sindh Anti One - One Unit Front ends. It was started from 1st of December and big public meetings were held at Larkano, Thatto, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Sanahar, Nawabshah, Khairpur Mirs, Sukkur, Dadu and Jacobacd. Z.A.Bhutto, G.M.Syed, Hyder Bux Jatoi, Kazi Faiz Muhammad and other hundreds of speaker took part in this awareness movement.
1970: Provincial assemblies' elections are held. PPP earns majority in Sindh and Punjab.
1988: Joint Quetta rally demands immediate restoration of Balochistan Assembly.

 

18th  December

Part1

 

1838: Colonel Pottenger informs Lieutenant Colonel Burns that Sindhi people have started doubting our integrity and our presence in Sindh. Therefore, no body is ready to extend cooperation in connection with collecting supplies and obtaining carriage for our army.
1847: The Collector of Shikarpur informs Sindh Govt. that he has found 'Black Dam' 15 to 20 miles long near village Gerilo of Larkan. It was built some centuries ago to protect people and land of area fron excessive inundation of the mighty Indus, but that dam was thrown up by Nawab Wali Muhammad Laghari 43 years ago.

Part2

1971: Pakistan war prisoners are being transfered from Bangladesh to Sagar, Mysore in India.
1972: Sindh University Bill relating to establishment of various faculties is passed by Sindh Assembly.
1985: Pakistan and India agree not to attack each others' nuclear facilities.
1989: Jamait -i- Islami resents cultural shows by Indian Filmstars in Pakistan.
1994: Speaker refuses to chair National Assembly session . Vows to stick to his stance unless the detained MNAs are brought to session.
1996: Asif Zardari is held in Mir Murtaza Bhutto murder case.
1998: Protest rallies accross the Pakistan condemn U.S.A attacks on Iraq.
1999: Rawalpindi police register murder case against Benazir Bhutto for killing two J.I workers in 1996.

 

19th  December

1838: Colonel Pottenger advises Lt. Colonel Burns that His Lordship's plans regarding Sindh be kept secret, as disclosure would enable the Sindhi rulers to make preparation for best resistence in their power to the British Army.
1856: Govt. of Bombay decides to provide facilin the topic of 'the power of Nature'.
1935: The Queen of Karachi competetion is held and handsome number of ladies participated. Title goes to Maizi Laumdau.
1977: Bhutto is detained to save the country, Zia submits written statement in Lahore High court on Z.A.Bhutto's habees corpus petition.
1984: Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto sacks law minister Iqbal Hyder due to his failure to prepare cases properly against those involved in Co - operative scam before filling them in court.

 

20th  December

1847: Collector of Shikarpur suggests the Government of Sindh that Jakhirani be settled at Jain Dero. Also requests for grant of land to Islam Khan Bugti and others.
1850: The Bombay Government asks the Sindh Commissioner to furnish report about John Howel - an Englishman who served the enemy (Talpur) against British Government and was imprisoned in 1843.
1968: Students, lawyers and politicians hold rallies in various cities to demand restoration of complete democracy in Pakistan.
!971: General Yahya Khan hands over power to Z.A.Butoo, who becomes the first civilian of Pakistan , the Chief Martial Law Administer also. Z.A. Bhutto appoints Ghulam Ishaq Khan as the Governor of the State Bank.
1972: Withdrawal of troops by India and Pakistan completes. National Identity Card for all above 18 years, Government of Pakistan decides.
1976: Z.A. Bhutto inaugurates the International centenary Congress on the Quaid _i- Azam in Islamabad.
1981: Pakistan signs accord within frame – work of OIC , for the creation of the Islamic Shipowners’ Association.
1984: Zia – Referandum is held. Public enthusiasm lacks. Zia claims 97.71 per cent votes in his favour !
1990: PPP decides to support Nawaz Sharif to get rid of Eighth constitutional amendment.
1991: Muslim states coming into being by disintegration of U.S.S.R are recognized by Pakistan.
1995: The H.Q charges the four army officers, arrested for conspiracy against the government and srts their trial by the field general court martial.
1999: Chief Executive, General Pervez Musharraf rules out restoration of National and Provicial assemblies.
2000: decision of sending Nawaz Sharif into exile usher in era of political harmony and economic development, Perwez Musharraf tells Pakistani nation in his address.

 

21st  December

1860: The Government of British Sindh is keenly watching the political development in Balochistan. Political superintendent , Frontier ,is apprising government of latest situation. He writes that Khan of Kelat is demanding half of the Panjgoor district and quarrel between him and Mir Azad Khan of Kharan is taking place day by day over the issue of Kharan. The Bombay Government advises Sindh Commissioner not take to side of any one.
1920: Khowaja Ismailah Kathiawari Voulnteers’ Mandel of Karachi elects its new office – bearers as under: Jan Muhammad Qasim(President), Karabhai Karim (Vice President), Jan Muhammad Bhanji (Secretary), Rajanbhai Zina Primji, Ali bhai, Jiwanbhai Nanji, Nazar Ali Bhai, Moolji Dosa and Sundarji Primji (all members of the Executive Committee).
1964: U.S.A to provide loan of $ 1.40 to Pakistan. An agreement is signed.
1969: Chief Martial Law Administrator, Gen. Yahya Khan promulgates Ordinance No 60 under which ideology and integrity of Pakistan is safeguarded.
1972: CMLA & President Z.A.Bhutto opens T.V centre at Lahore.
1973: 5,00,000 acres of land is distributed among landless peasants in Sindh.
1978: Four confessing accused in murder of Muhammad Ahmad Nawab reiterates their role in murder.
1988: Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab resents transfer of senior officers from Punjab by federal Government without his consent.
1989: Pakistan’s foreign reserves have been marked as 69 per cent fall.
1995: Forty persons are killed and 120 injured as a car – bomb rocks Peshawar’s busiest shopping area.
1996: The Advice of the Prime Minister in appointment of judges of superior, the supreme court issues detailed judgment in President’s reference.
1998: Pakistan expresses concern over Russian proposal for strategic triangle with China and India.

 

22nd  December

Part1

1839: Govt. decides to withdraw police posts from Upper Frontier and replace them with Baloch Horse (military) so as to check and curb activities of some tribes belonging to Balochistan.
1847: The Collector of Shikarpur recommends Sindh Govt. that Jani Beg Jakhrani be settled at Jani Dero and Dara Khan Jakhrani, Jamal Khan Domki, Sultan Khan, Toork Ali his grand son Bural Jakhrani already settled at Jani Dero be granted Jageer. This is to be noted that one of them - Darya Khan Jakhrani later on in 1857 fought against the Govt. and was sent to Andman. He was earliest Freedom Fighter from Upper Sindh.
1848: Jam of Jokhias is given contract to carry Dawk between Karachi and Hyderabad and number of runners is increased to convey mails between Karachi to Multan via Rohri.

Part2

1856: Sindh Commissioner is asked by the Bombay Govt. to give more importance to the bridge over Indus between Sukkur and Rohri.
1952: The Basic Principles Committee Report is presented to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan. It envisages a democratic Federal state with a popularly elected party. Parity is accorded to East and West in both Houses, and weightage to smaller province is ensured.
1962: The first ever off - shore oil exploration in a six thousand square miles of the Indus delta area begins.
1993: Pakistan offers an additional 1,500 troops to the U.N.O peace - Keeping force for Somalia.

 

23rd  December

1835: Colonel Pottenger informs his Govt. that Mir Noor Muhammad Khan has consented to a survey and examination of the river Indus, hence, now permission be accorded to start working of task.
1839: W.L.Mackintosh is appointed as Assistant Political Agent, Upper Sindh.
The Govt. of India asks Ross Bell to collect and information on culture, customs and approaches of Bugti, Domki and Jakhrani tribes.
1939: Sindh Press highlights the event of the 'Diliverance Day' observed by the Sindh Muslim league. It is reported that public meetings were held and processions were taken out at Sono Jatoi, Nau Abad, Faridabad of Bakrani taluka, Warah, Banguldero, Umar Gopang, Suhago Khan, Tagar and Badah.
1952: Indian Govt. rejects the Anglo - American proposal calling for immediate dimilitarization talks on Kashmir.

 

24th  December

1854: The Sindh Government recommends the Bombay Government that remount agencies be opened at Sukkur and Shikarpur, as it would be convenient for dealers.
1858: Sindh Commissioner, keeping in view the uprising in Sindh and Hind, recommends the Bombay Government that additional subsidy of Rs. 50,000 be granted to the Khan of Kelat and he also wants to present him 2 five and half inch mortars, complete with one hundred rounds of ammunition.
1869: The Commissioner Sindh orders that the Devanagri form of writing Sindhi should be improved for use by interested Hindus.
1893: The Annual function of the Union Academy (N.H.Academy) is held at Hyderabad. Sadhu Hiranand presents Annual Report. It is presided over by Mr. Jacob, Educational Inspector, who distributed Prizezs and Certificates on the occasion.
1943: The 31st Annual session of the All India Muslim League is held at Karachi with Quaid –i- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as its president. It was the last annual session of the party before creation of Pakistan. This my kindly be noted that Party’s first annual session was also held at Karachi in 1907. Party’s first president (Sir Agha Khan) was by birth Sindhi and it last president (before partition) was (M.A.Jinnah) also born in Sindh.
1955: An agreement is reached at between the center and the provinces on allocation of subjects.
1960: Pakistan – Soviet talks about oil open in Karachi. Pakistani delegation is headed by the Minister for Natural Resources , Fuel & Power, Z.A.Bhutto.
1963: The Convention Muslim League of Dhaka elects president Ayub as its president.
1971: First ever meeting of Presidential cabinet of Z.A.Bhutto is held . Dr. Mubashir, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada and others attend.
1981: 350 – member advisory body, named Majlis –i- Shora is announced by Zia.
1985: Ninth Amendment Bill making Islam as the supreme law, is introduced in Senate.

 

25th  December

Part1

1835: Colonel Pottenger forwads to the Govt. of India copy of Lieutenant Burn's despatch containing overtures from Sindh rulers for establishing intimate connection with the British Govt. including the residence of British Agent in Sindh.
1838: Mirza Agha is appointed by the British Govt. as first Persian Secretary at Persia.
1895: Dayram Gidumal Shahani delivers lecture at Sukkur on the topic of 'Seven sins against women'. It is arranged by the Sukkur Sudhar Sabha and was later on it was published by Tikamdas Ashram of Rohri.
1913: The All - India Theistic Conference starts at Karachi, Dr. j.T.Sunderland presides. Dewan Tarachand welcomes and Prof.T.L.Vaswani inaugurates. V.R.Shinde, Lalit Mohandas, Dr.B.S.Ghosh, Sir Narayan Chandavarkar, Rambhai Manipatram and Lala Kirshanram attend. The conference to continue for more three days.

Part2

1920: The meeting of the Central Khilafat Committee is held at Nagpur and Rules & Regulations of the party are discussed. Eminent Sindh Khilafat leaders attend.
1956: Real and peoples' democracy is at longest distance yet and we have to work for that, says Fatima Jinnah on the eve of her brother's Birthday celebrations.1963: It is begining of amendments in constitution. First ever amendment is made and the country should be known as 'Islamic Republic of Pakistan' and existing and future laws should be brought within purview of the principle which bars all legislation repugnant to the Holy Quran and Sunnah.
1973: Rais Ghulam Mustafa Khan Jatoi is sworn in as the Sindh Chief Minister.

 

26th  December

1967: America to supply wheat, edible oil and tobacco to Pakistan. Aggrement is signed.
1969: Regional autonomy stand is bassed on Lahore Resolution of 1940, which was not changed in subsquent years, says Shaikh Mujeeb -u- Rahman.
1970: Abdul Khaliq Jamali, Muhammad Khan Raisani, Munir Channo meet Mujib -u- Rahman in Dhaka to thanks him for his support in anti - One - Unit Movement.
1971: Judicial enquiry Commission headed by Justice Hamood -u- Rahman is sut up to enquire into reasons leading to the recent military debacle.
1994: Pakistan asks India to close its Consulate in Karachi due to clear proof of its acts of terrorism.
1994: Beautiful lady with beautiful poetic talent, Parveen Shakir is killed in road accident.

 

27th  December

 

 

28th  December

1849: The Bombay Govt asks Sindh Commissioner to find out a suitable post for Seth Naomal, late Head Kardar of Karachi. He has been granted 1,000 bigas of land for his life time, hence, arrangements be made for providing water for that land.
1947: Raja Ghazanfar Ali, Minister for Muhajreen affairs ask people to accept and accomodate Indian Muslim Migrants with open arms. They are now citizen of Pakistan and can not be pushed back to India.
1952: Political parties of Pakistan reject draft constitution.
1953: Two Muslim League office - bearers belonging to East Bengal (Pakistan) resign on grounds that party is promoting terriorism.

 

29th  December

1838: Lieutenant White Lock is appointed as Assistant Resident in Sindh.
1849: Khan of Kelat requests Sindh for excavation of Kelat canal from Begari to the lands of Rojhan. Though, his petition is strongly recommended by Major Jacob, Political Superintendent, Upper Sindh, but it is declined by the Commissioner on the point that water for lands of Sindh can not be shared with other state.
1920: A public meeting is held at Goth Moulvi Mubarak of Taluka Badin by the local branch of Sindh Khilafat. Very interesting things happen there. People speak also on occasion and condemned their Murshids (spiritual leaders) for joining hands with the Government and playing against the interest of Islam and country.
1921: Tharparkar Jamiat –ul- Ulema elects its office – bearers as follow: Pir Muhammad Ismail Jan Sarhandi (President), Hafiz Muhammad Bachal (Vice President); Moulvi Haji Abdul Khaliq rawatsri (Vice President); Moulvi Muhammad Ibrahim & Moulvi Muhammad Salih (Secretaries); Pir Bux Khaskheli (Treasurer).
1941: It is Zul Haj Eid today and branches of Sindh Muslim League on the call of the party observe Pakistan Day. Public meetings are held and processions are taken out. In Mithiani, the public meeting is addressed by Moulvi Muhammad Hussain and in Gachero the function is presided over by Taj Muhammad Bughio.
1947: Chaudhri Zafarullah, former member of Viceroy’s council is included as Minister for External relations and Common Wealth affairs.
1951: The Governor – General of Pakistan, Ghulam Muhammad imposes Governor’s rule in Sindh, Sindh Legislative Assembly is dissolved. Sindh’s crime was that the province was not ready to take and accept dictation on very serious issues.
1956: Urdu Academy is inaugurated in Lahore.
1968: Asghar Khan meets Z.A.Bhutto in Sahiwal jail and assures him extending his full cooperation in the movement launched against Ayub regime and for restoration of democracy in Pakistan.
1970: 23 – Nation Second Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers ends in Karachi. Most important decisions taken are: making of plan to set up Islamic Bank, news agency & cultural centers.
1979: Pakistan reacts on Afghanistan coup and terms it as violation of peaceful co – existence.
1985: Mir Murtaza Bhutto is convicted and chaeged with anti – state activities.
1994: MQM Chief Altaf Hussain warns government and demands to stop killings and arrests in Karachi.
1995: Twelve people die in Karachi violence.

 

30th  December

 

 

 

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