Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was created in 1947 in the name of Islam. Pakistan is so far the only nation in the world to get established on the basis of ‘Religion’. Islamic law became the law of the land in Pakistan after legislation was passed in 1991. Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948) is the Founding Father of the Nation of Pakistan. Allama Muhammad Iqbal is the National Poet and the Dreamer of Pakistan who gave the two-nation theory in 1930 (Alahabad) which led to the creation of this homeland. The name Pakistan, Pak (pure) and stan (land) means ‘land of the pure’ in the Persian and Urdu languages. To read the facts about Pakistan in detail, click here.