Events from the year 1948 in Pakistan.

Federal government

Governor-General: Muhammad Ali Jinnah (until 11 September), Khawaja Nazimuddin (starting 11 September)

Prime Minister: Liaquat Ali Khan


Widespread violence and massacres of Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs

Nearly 10 million people migrate to Pakistan and India. Muslims immigrate to Pakistan while Hindus and Sikhs emigrate to India.


24, Referendum approves Junagadh's accession to India.

25, Junagadh's Accession to India in effect.


1, Pakistan and India went to war over Kashmir region. The Pakistani-captured one-third was known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while India occupied the eastern two-thirds now called Jammu and Kashmir by the Indians while Pakistanis and Kashmiris alike call it Bharati Maqbuza Kashmir in Urdu 

14, The Declaration of Independence of Israel is made in Tel Aviv, thus the Zionist entity the State of Israel comes into being in Occupied Palestine, the day before the British Mandate is due to expire.

July30, Fatima Jinnah is aware of her birthday, and is observed for the first time, since independence; the nation refers her to the titles of "Mother of the Nation" and Khatoon-I-Pakistan.