Choudhary Rahmat Ali gave the name Pakistan to the newly born state of the Muslims. He devised the word and first published it in the article written by him as “Now or Never” on 28th January 1933. He constructed the name as an acronym of the different regions constituting the country. which is described as: P for Punjab, A for Afghania (Now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). K for Kashmir, S for Sindh and the suffix-stan from Balochistan, thus forming “Pakstan”. An “i” was inserted later for ease in pronunciation. The suffix -stan in Persian means, “home of” and in Sanskrit means, “place”. The Persian word pāk, which means “pure”, adds a beautiful shade of meaning, with the full name thus meaning “land of the pure”. The name was criticized for not including Bangladesh in it


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *