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“Nature has given you everything: you have got unlimited resources. The foundations of your State have been laid, and it is now for you to build, and build as quickly and as well as you can. So go ahead and I wish you God speed.” (A message by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to the nation on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pakistan on 14th August, 1948.)

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Year: 1958
Year: 1958
Year: 1954
Year: 1954
Year: 1954
Year: 1954
Year: 1958
Year: 1958
Year:1947
Year:1947
Year: 1964
Year: 1964
Year: 1964
Year: 1964
Year: 1968
Year: 1968
15th August 1948
15th August 1948
Year: 1948
Year: 1948
Year: 1949
Year: 1949
15th Aug 1947
15th Aug 1947
Fatima Jinnah mourns as the body of the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah is being lowered in the grave.
Fatima Jinnah mourns as the body of the Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah is being lowered in the grave.

Comments (13) (Closed)


Agha Ata
Aug 14, 2012 12:53pm
They couldn’t keep even the most important, historical and a sacred copy of the newspaper in a good shape. What a shame!!
Gerry D'Cunha
Aug 14, 2012 08:53am
What a beautiful first anniversary message to the country by the Quaid "Nature has given you everything: you have got unlimited resources. The foundations of your State have been laid, and it is now for you to build, and build as quickly and as well as you can. So go ahead and I wish you God speed.” What message is the nation giving back to this great man on its 65th anniversary? Have we done enough or we have destroyed or still destroying. Ask our conscence!!!!
ideologyspeaks
Aug 14, 2012 03:32pm
I could not help but notice one headline from 1949: "Save Kashmir from Tyranny". It's 2012 now & the issue still lingers in our minds!
Waoin Jin
Aug 14, 2012 03:48pm
After this Pakistan lost its track! So many killings .. I wish Pakistan learns from China
Nasr
Aug 14, 2012 06:41pm
I am surprised that Dawn have not been able to save this 1ST DAY paper intact. Why on earth you have disabled "click on images to enlarge" tab?
Nasr
Aug 14, 2012 06:48pm
"Foreign Powers Warned Not to Meddle In The States Internal affairs" so it has been going on since then. But what lessons have been taken. Nothing, Nothing, and just Nothing.
Ali Sharif
Aug 15, 2012 12:16am
Two small observations on the first image: 1. The sub-headlines carries the Quaid's assuring message of tolerance to minorities. What a shame that the nation has thrown that promise to the wind. 2. On a lighter note, this year's Idependence Day has coincided with 26th Ramadan, which was the exact lunar Islamic date on August 14, 1947. Sweet. In all these years, I never realized that we got our freedom in the holy month.
Syed
Aug 15, 2012 12:38am
Qaide Aazam Pakistan died with him. There was contradiction between his secular life, thoughts and politics. Politics won and continues to date. These are the days of democracy, without secularism democracy is hollow. Present day secularism is not anti religion.
Mustafa
Aug 15, 2012 12:44am
The awkward moment when 27th Ramadan occurred on 15th August 1947 and for 66 years we are taught otherwise!
Nezamuddin Mohammad
Aug 15, 2012 03:27am
Thank You Dawn, Thank you so much for showing the Aug 15th 1947 edition of DAWN, founded by our most beloved Quaid-e-Azam and Edited by our beloved Altaf Hussain the then Editor of DAWN. As a humblest admirer of DAWN and a vivid reader of the Editorials and articles written by late Altaf Hussain, this only brought tears to my eyes while refreshing the old memories of those old golden days of Pakistan. In 1963 an Indian members of Lok Sabha had asked the then Prime Minister of India, that, Pakistan has gotten the Independence splitting from India only but there is not a single Pakistani in West and East Pakistan who passes a single night without food and shelter. Whereas in India there are several thousands homeless people passing their days and nights on the street of Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta?
Silajit
Aug 15, 2012 10:11pm
"Qaid-e-Azam assures minorities of Islamic tolerance and regard." - famous last words on the front page?
Annie
Aug 15, 2012 10:16pm
Thanks Dawn for this gift of Independence day . Could you please let us click on the images to enlarge them and read through the history?
Ali
Aug 16, 2012 05:01am
Thanks for sharing these Dawn, loved it. would have helped more if these were high resolution images that you could zoom and read the fine print.