The following survey appeared in The British
Commonwealth 1956 published by Europa Publications Limited,
See the Synopsis of Subjects on the left for other
items on Pakistan from this source.
Head of the State
Major-General Iskander Mirza (Acting).
(formed August 1955)
Prime Minister and Minister of Defence,
Kashmir Affairs, Economic Affairs, States and Frontier Regions:
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth
Hamidul Huq Choudhury.
Minister of Communications:
M. R. Kayani.
Minister of the Interior and Education:
A. K. Fazlul Huq.
Minister of Commerce and Industries:
Habib Ibrahim Rahimtoola.
Minister of Finance:
Sayed Amjad Ali.
Minister of Health:
Kamini K. Dutta.
Minister of Law:
Ismail I. Chundrigar.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting:
Pir Ali Mohammad Rashdi.
Minister of Labour, Works and Minority
Nurul Huq Choudhry.
Minister of Food and Agriculture:
Abdul Latif Biswas.
Minister of State for Refugees and
Rehabilitation, and Parliamentary Affairs:
Sardar Amir Azam Khan.
Minister of State for Finance:
Lutfur Rehman Khan.
Minister of State for Economic Affairs:
Akshya Kumar Das.
(A) = Ambassador; (M) = Minister; (HC) = High Commissioner;
(C) = Charge d' Affaires
A. S. B. Shah, Kabul (A).
Habibur Rehman, Sydney (HC); also accred. to New
M. Arshad Husain, Brussels (C).
K. F. Khalil, Rio de Janeiro (C).
S. Khalilur Rehman, Rangoon (A).
M. O. A. Baig, Ottawa (HC).
Haji Abdus Sattar Saith, Colombo (HC).
Sultanuddin Ahmad, Peking (A).
S. M. Afzal, Nairobi (Commissioner).
Tafazzal Ali, Cairo (A); also accred. to Libya
P. M. Chaudhuri, Paris (C).
Germany (Federal Republic):
J. Abdur Rahim, Bonn (A).
Ghazanfar Ali Khan, New Delhi (HC).
Chaudhury Khaliquzzaman, Djakarta (A); also accred.
to the Philippines.
Shuaib Quereshi, Baghdad (A).
Akhtar Husain, Rome (A).
Dr. O. H. Malik, Tokyo (A).
Begum Liaquat Ali Khan, The Hague (A).
N. A. M. Raza, Teheran (A).
Khwaja Shahabuddin, Jeddah (A).
Shahid Suhrawardy, Madrid (A); also accred. to
Mian Ziaud Din, Khartoum (Chair, Governor-General's
S. M. Burke, Stockholm (M); also accred. to Norway,
Denmark and Finland.
A. H. Malik, Berne (A); also accred. to Austria
S. Lalshah Bokhari, Damascus (M); also accred.
to Lebanon and Jordan.
Kamaluddin Ahmed, Bangkok (C).
Mian Amin-ud-din, Ankara (A).
M. Ikramullah, London (HC).
M. Mir Khan, New York (Permanent Representative).
Mohammed Ali, Washington (A); also accred. to
Cuba and Mexico.
Mahmud Ahmad, Moscow (C); also accred to Czechoslovakia.
Yugoslavia: (see Switzerland).
Mohammad Akram, P.O. Box 926, 22 Malica Road,
M. H. Enver Ali Baig, 4 Prince Street, P.O. Box
On September 30th, 1955, the Constituent Assembly
passed the West Pakistan Bill providing for the unification of the
former Provinces, States and Tribal Areas of West Pakistan. As from
October l4th, 1955, the following territories were incorporated
into the Province of West Pakistan:
(i) The Governors' Provinces of the Punjab, the
North-West Frontier and Sind;
(ii) the Chief Commissioner's Province of Baluchistan and the
Capital of the Federation;
(iii) the States of Bahawalpur and Khairpur and the Baluchistan
States Union, and
(iv) the Tribal Areas of Baluchistan, the Punjab and the North-West
Frontier and the States of Amb, Chitral, Dir and Swat.
Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani.
Chief Minister and Minister for Law and
Order and General Administration:
Dr. Khan Sahib.
Minister for Revenue, Industries, Commerce
and Labour, Refugees and Rehabilitation:
M. A. Khuhro.
Minister for Education, Health and Law:
Abdul Hamid Khan Dasti.
Minister for Finance, Communications and
Mian Mumtaz Mohammad Khan Daultana.
Minister for Development, Irrigation, Colonisation
Minister for Food, Agriculture, Social
Welfare and Local Government:
Abid Hussain Shah.
Minister for Tribal Affairs:
Khan Qurban Ali Khan.
Amir-ud-din Ahmad (Acting, July 1955).
Chief Minister and Minister for Home
Affairs including General Administration, Jails, Transport
Abu Hussain Sarkar.
Minister for Education:
Ashrafuddin Ahmed Chaudhry.
Minister for Communications, Buildings
Abdus Salam Khan.
Minister for Agriculture and Relief:
Minister for Commerce, Labour and Industry:
Azizul Huq (Nanna Mian).
Minister for Revenue:
Minister for Local Self-Government and
Ghyasuddin Ahmed Chaudhri.
Minister for Food and Fisheries:
Minister for Public Relations:
Minister for Justice and Legislature:
Nasir-uddin Ahmed Chaudhri.
Minister for Medicine and Public Health:
A. M. Zahoorul Huq (Lal Mian Of Comilla).
Minister for Finance:
Basanta Kumar Das.
Minister for Co-operatives:
Sarat Chandra Nazumdar.
Minister for Excise and Forests:
Source: The British Commonwealth 1956
With a Foreword by the Earl of Swinton P.C., G.B.E., C.H., M.C.
Europa Publications Limited, London (1956)
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