Pakistan. The Political System of . Political and Religious positions Presented by Frances Hill and Amanda Bailey. Brief History of Pakistan. Pakistan was first established as an independent nation on August 14 in 1947.
Pakistan’s foreign policy as proclaimed by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, to the people of the USA in February 1948:
“Our foreign policy is one of friendliness and goodwill towards the nations of the world. We do not cherish aggressive designs against any country or nation. We believe in the principle of honesty and fair play in national and international dealings and are prepared to make our utmost contribution to the promotion of peace and prosperity among the nations of the world. Pakistan will never be found lacking in extending its material and moral support to the oppressed and suppressed peoples of the world, and in upholding the principles of the United Nations Charter.”
(Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1948, in Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2008a)
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2007, p.1)
(Kasuri 2007, p.3)
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, Preamble states:
(Haqqani 2004, pp.87-9)
While Islamic ideology remains important in Pakistan, the implications exacerbated by military rule and fundamentalism complicate Pakistan’s political situation and reduce its ability to be identified as a functional modern state.