What is the origin of the name of Pakistan?

by Guest23139543  |  8 years, 4 month(s) ago

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I am interested in knowing about the origin of the name of Pakistan? Can someone tell me about it?

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  1. Guest23139544
    The name Pakistan means Land of (the) Pure in Urdu and Persian. It was coined in 1934 as Pakstan by Choudhary Rahmat Ali, a Pakistan movement activist, who published it in his pamphlet Now or Never. The name is a portmanteau representing the "thirty million Muslim brethren who live in PAKSTAN—by which we mean the five Northern units of India viz: Punjab, North-West Frontier Province (Afghan Province), Kashmir, Sind, and BaluchisTAN". The letter 'i' was later added to ease pronunciation.

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