Political CareerHe was very religious and he was very fond of Islam. He was influenced by Maulana Ali. Sardar Nishtar was in politics since the Khilafat days (1920-22) but it was during 1945-47 that he became an all-India figure. He joined Indian National Congress for some time. He was very good co-worker of Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Jinnah always guides him in every type of political issue or problem and he also didn’t let him down in any affair.
Sardar Nishtar as a lawyerHe has done L.L.B and he worked in the Court. His political mind become clear much earlier that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together because they were totally different from every aspect. The family of Sardar A. Nshtar was not in a favor to enter their son in the field of politics, it was a reason behind it that was faced by his family.
Role in PakistanHe worked very hard for the separate homeland of the Muslims with Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He went to India to address to gatherings and meet people to solve and discuss the problems of the Muslims. After the establishment of Pakistan, Sardar Nishtar maximized his efforts in order to work for the betterment of people and for the country. He led his life with simplicity. He was very sympathetic and he worked with strong spirit to safe the rights of the Muslims.
President of Pakistan Muslim League
Pakistan MovementFourth, Sardar Nishtar was also one of those few men who stood steadfast to the ideology behind the Pakistan Movement. After the fateful events of April 1953 when Governor General Ghulam Muhammad struck down the legally constituted Nazimuddin government, paving the way for a reash of political disruptions in subsequent years. On this precipitate action, Sardar Nishtar’s comment was summed up in two couplest:“Bas itni khata par rahbari cheeni gayee hum say/Kay hum say qafilay manizil pay lutwa‘ay nahi jatay” (“Leadership was snatched from us merely on the ground that we cannot abandon the masses at the mercy of decoits”), and, “Nairangeay siyasat-i-dauran to dekhi‘ay/Manzil unheen mili jo shareek-i-safar na thay” (“Look at the irony of contemporary politics/those who shunned the Caravan, have reached the Destination!”).
Tours in East Pakistan
Planning for a Third Medical CollegeDuring his three years as governor, among other things, he initiated the planning for a third medical college in the Punjab. The college was started after his tenure as governor and as a token of appreciation the college was named after him.
After the AssassinationIn 1952 after the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan, Khwaja Nazim Uddin assumed the premiership of the country. Nishtar was asked to return to the Center and serve as the minister of industries. This move, however, was shortlived. Ghulam Muhammad, a civil servant, who through intrigue had become the governor general, dissolved the constitutional assembly and dismissed the government. Nishtar was shocked and outraged. In his mind there was no justification for such a drastic measure. Nishtar refused the offer to join the new cabinet and decided to stay out of the government.
PoetHe was also a gifted poet. His poetry reflects the highest human values and a sincere urge for social reforms.
DeathSo Nishtar retired after his dynamic participation in the government for six years. He had been suffering from heart disease and blood pressure since 1953. He died of heart attack on 14th of February 1958 in Karachi.
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