Muhammad Zafarullah Khan

Al -Hajj Chaudri Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, KCSI ( Urdu محمد ضفر الله خان, DMG Muḥammad DAFR Allāh Han, born February 6, 1893 in Sialkot, British India, † September 1, 1985 in Lahore ) was the first Foreign Minister of Pakistan and later president of the UN General Assembly and President of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He joined on 16 September 1907, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.


He studied law at King's College London (1911-1914) and was professor at the Law College, Lahore ( 1919-1924 ). In 1926 he was elected a member of the Legislative Council of Punjab. On the independence of India preceding " Round Table Conferences" in the years 1930 to 1932, he took part. From 1935 to 1941 he was a member of the Executive Council of the British Viceroy ( ministerial rank ).

Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan represented India at the League of Nations in 1939 From September 1941 to 1947 -. Up to the partition of the Indian subcontinent - he was a judge of the Supreme Court of India ( Federal Court of India). In July 1947, just before the partition of India, he put the " Radcliffe Boundary Commission " the position of the Muslim League in favor of Pakistan is advocating for a more equitable delimitation.

From December 1947 represented Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan of Pakistan at the United Nations. Along with Muhammad Ali Jinnah, he was one of the founding fathers of this new state. From 1947 he worked for seven years as the first Foreign Minister of Pakistan until his election to the International Court in The Hague. From 1958 to 1961 he was Vice President and 1970-1973 President of the International Court of Justice, on which he also served as an ad hoc judge in three cases. 1962/63 he was president of the UN General Assembly.


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