- Pakistan commends its 75th Independence Day on Saturday, a day before India’s 74th year of Independence.
- The Indian Independence Act, 1947, brought forth two sovereign nations, India and Pakistan, on August 15.
However, the Indian Independence Act, 1947, brought forth two sovereign nations, India and Pakistan, on August 15. So then, at that point, can anyone explain why Pakistan notices its Independence Day on August 14 and not on August 15?
Throughout the long term, numerous speculations have been skimmed to respond to the said question.
A portion of those are as per the following:
(1.) Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of British India and the principal Governor-General of the Dominion of India, moved the force of administration of Pakistan to its originator, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in Karachi on August 14, 1947.
However, Mountbatten referenced August 15 as when India and Pakistan would become free countries; Pakistan embraced August 14 as its Independence Day as the exchange of force occurred on that date.
(2.) In June 1948, at a bureau meeting led by Liaquat Ali Khan, the principal Prime Minister of Pakistan, it was suggested that the nation praise its Independence Day before India. The proposition was taken to Jinnah for his endorsement, and the date was progressed to August 14.
(3.) Religion is additionally referred to as one reason. It is contended that the mediating evening of August 14 and 15, 1947, harmonized with the 27th day of Ramadan, which is viewed as a favourable day of the sacred month. Consequently, August 14 was taken as the day of autonomy.
(4.) Indian Standard Time (IST) being 30 minutes in front of the Pakistan Standard Time (PST) is additionally referred to as an explanation.
Since India turned into a free country at 00:00 hours on August 15, the nearby time in Pakistan was 11:30 pm on August 14, and thus the last commends its autonomy on this date.