9. Jinnah cancels his trip to Rawalpindi due to a sudden illness. He was expected there to meet the Armed Forces, members of the Security Guards, and the people of Rawalpindi.
27. Sindh Government warns Sindh Observer for printing evocative items
28. All-Pakistan Educational Conference held in Karachi. In his message issued yesterday, Jinnah has emphasised on the need for technical and vocational education.
Jungadh has fallen
Sunday 9. India has assumed control over the entire state of Junagadh. An Azad Fauj, or liberation army, of 20,000 men with armored cars and other modern weapons entered Junagadh two days ago and the state fell - the ruler had already left with his family for the safer pastures in Pakistan. Officially, the action was taken on the request of the Dewan of Junagadh, who feared disorder and chaos in the state.
The Government of Pakistan has protested, saying that since the accession of the state to Pakistan (September 5), the Dewan had no authority to negotiate a settlement with India.
Jinnah welcomes British Officers
Saturday 22. In a message to the British officers serving under the Supreme Command (scheduled to close at the end of this month), and those who had volunteered to serve in Pakistan, Jinnah states: "Our own Pakistani officers are at present inadequate in numbers, in technical training and in experience to shoulder the whole burden at once. But my Government's policy is complete nationalization of the officers' cadre of the three services at such speed as is compatible with efficiency. I extend to all British officers, who are prepared to stay on and help us, a sincere welcome and I am confident that my Government will treat them in the same way as our nationals in our service."
Chitral, Dir accede to Pakistan
Satrday 8. Chitral, Dir have announced annexation with Pakistan. Major princely states to have become part of Pakistan now include Khairpur, Bahawalpur, Hunza and Nagar - the last mentioned having done so after dramatic battles to liberate themselves from the Indian Forces.
Good luck, Auchinleck!
Sunday 30. The Office of the Supreme
Commander is liquefied. The British Government passed these
orders in view of the disagreement between the governments of
India and Pakistan over this issue, but it is widely believed
in Pakistan that Lord Louis Mountbatten's failure to take a
stand against the rowdy Indian politicians is the actual reason.
Supreme Commander Auchinleck is praised here for staying impartial
in dividing the military provisions between the dominions of
India and Pakistan, and Mountbatten's alleged failure in taking
a stand only helps to guess what a disaster he could have been
as a joint Governor-General of India and Pakistan.