“But, days of rapid communalism, in this country (British India) are numbered.., and we shall ere witnessed long the united Hindu-Muslim India anxious to persevere and maintain all that rich and valuable heritage which the contact of two great cultures bequeathed us. We all believe in the great destiny of our common motherland to achieve which common assets are but invaluable.”

–Liaquat Ali Khan, addressing the

students and academicians in 1932.



Ali Khan firmed believed in the unity of Hindu-Muslim community, and worked tirelessly for that cause. In his party presidential address delivered at the Provisional Muslim Education Conference at AMU in 1932, Ali Khan expressed the view that Muslims had “distinct culture of their own and had the (every) right to persevere it. These views sound contradictory today, were not then, right at the start of the Muslim League’s Pakistan movement. By 1936 however, the Muslim league would move towards leaving the cause of unity.

During this time, Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife joined Jinnah in London, with Ali Khan practicing the economical law and his wife joined the faculty of economics at the local college. Ali Khan and his wife spent most of their time convincing Jinnah to return to British India to unite the scattered Muslim League mass into one full force. Meanwhile, Choudhry Rahmat Ali coined the term “Pakistan” in his famous pamphlet Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever?