of Freedom (Series)
Date of Issue (August
Muhammad Ali (1905-1980)
Civil Servant by profession, Chaudhery Muhammad Ali was one of the very
few Muslims who rose to the highest ranks in the civil service during
the raj. In the Interim government of 1946 the famous "poor man's
budget" presented by Liquat Ali Khan was entirely prepared by him.
After partition he was appointed the first secretary general of Pakistan.
He later entered into politics eventually becoming the Prime Minister.
The first ever constitution was adopted under his leadership. His book
"The Emergence of Pakistan" is a monumental work on the Pakistan
Adamjee Haji Dawood (1880-1949)
Gifted with immense business acumen, Sir Adamjee began his business career
at the age of 15. In 1923 he established a match factory followed by a
jute mill in Calcutta in 1927. A close friend of Quaid-i-Azam, he was
appointed Treasurer and Financial Advisor of Muslim League. To confront
Hindus domination in key industries he established the Muslim Commercial
Bank and Orient Airways-predecessor of PIA- in collaboration with M.A.H
Ispahani. He handed over a signed blank cheque to the Quaid when the Government
was in dire financial strait at the time of partition.
Abdul Hamid Badayuni (1898-1970)
Maulana Badayuni was a religious scholar and renowned leader of Pakistan
movement. His association with the Muslim League dated back to 1918. In
March 1940 he spoke in favour of Lahore Resolution at Minto Park and later
toured length and breadth of India to popularise the idea. He organized
an All India Sunni Conference at Banaras in 1946 to mobilize support for
Pakistan. He also served as the president of Jamiat-i- Ulama-i Pakistan.