From Jinnah to Khan
The story of Pakistan retold
Hassaan Bin Zubair
The creation of Pakistan was a catalyst to the largest demographic movement in recorded history. Nearly seventeen million people—Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs—moved in both directions between India and the two wings of Pakistan (the Eastern wing is now Bangladesh). As many as 60 million of the 95 million Muslims on the Indian Subcontinent became citizens of Pakistan at the time of its creation. Subsequently, 35 million Muslims chose to stay in India, making it the largest Muslim minority in a non-Muslim state. Scarred from birth, Pakistan’s quest for survival has been as compelling as it has been uncertain.
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