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Second Prime Minister of Pakistan | Khawaja Nazimudidn

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Second Prime Minister of Pakistan – MCQs

Who was the second prime minister of Pakistan?

  1. Ghulam Muhammad
  2. Liaquat Ali Khan
  3. Khawaja Nazimuddin
  4. Sir Feroz Khan Noor

Who dismissed the Khawaja Nazimuddin?

  1. Malik Ghulam Muhammad
  2. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  3. Iskandar Mirza
  4. Liaquat Ali Khan

Choose a right option about Khawaja Nazimuddin.

  1. Punjabi Politician
  2. Bengali Politician
  3. Sindhi Politician
  4. Afghani Politician

How the government of Khawaja Nazimuddin came to an end?

  1. tenure was completed
  2. death of Khawaja Nazimuddin
  3. dismissal by third governor general of Pakistan
  4. coup d’etat

What was the previous portfolio of Khawaja Nazimuddin before entering into an office of PM.

  1. Finance Minister
  2. Communication Minister
  3. Ambassador to USA
  4. Governor General of Pakistan

When the second prime minister of Pakistan entered in his office?

  1. October 17, 1951
  2. September 17, 1951
  3. August 17, 1951
  4. July 17, 1951

When Khawaja Nazimuddin presented the second draft constitution?

  1. September 22, 1952
  2. October 22, 1952
  3. November 22, 1952
  4. December 22, 1952

How many seats were allotted for the House of Units in the second draft constitution?

  1. 100
  2. 120
  3. 140
  4. 160

How many seats were allotted for the House of People in the second draft constitution?

  1. 200
  2. 400
  3. 600
  4. 800

How many seats were allotted to the East Pakistan for House of People in the second draft constitution?

  1. 100
  2. 150
  3. 200
  4. 250

How many seats were allotted to the East Pakistan for House of Units in the second draft constitution?

  1. 60
  2. 120
  3. 180
  4. 240

The political leader, who acted both as governor general and later as prime minister of Pakistan.

  1. Khawaja Nazimuddin
  2. Z. Ali Bhutto
  3. Iskandar Mirza
  4. Ghulam Muhammad

What was the future of second draft constitution that was presented on December 22, 1952 by Khawaja Nazimuddin?

  1. accepted with amendments
  2. rejected as a whole
  3. partially accepted
  4. enforced immediately

How Malik Ghulam Muhammad dismissed Khawaja Nazimmudin?

  1. April 17, 1950
  2. April 17, 1951
  3. April 17, 1952
  4. April 17, 1953

How did Malik Ghulam Muhammad dismiss second prime minister of Pakistan?

  1. Reserve powers granted in Objective Resolution 1949
  2. reserve powers granted in government of India Act, 1935
  3. reserve powers granted in Indian Independence Act, 1947
  4. authorized by the article 58 (2b) in Pakistan Constitution, 1973

CSS Notes

Appointment of Khawaja Nazimuddin

Khawaja Nazimuddin became Prime Minister of Pakistan after the assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951. He is the only politician in the history of Pakistan, who acted both as a second governor general of Pakistan as well as the second prime minister of Pakistan.

Second Draft Constitution – 22 December 1952

After the assassination of first prime minister of Pakistan, the responsibility of producing the second draft constitution fell on the shoulders of Khawaja Nazimuddin who presented second draft on December 22, 1952.

Its main recommendations were as follows:

  • The Head of the state will be a Muslim.
  • The federal legislature shall consist of two houses: The House of Units and House of People.
  • 120 seats in the upper house (House of Units) and 400 seats in the lower house (House of People) were allotted.
  • The seats of both houses (House of Units and House of People) were equally distributed between two parts of the country, East and West Pakistan.
  • Equal powers were granted to both houses.
  • The term of the each house shall be 5 years.
  • The Head of the sates will be selected by the joint session of both houses of the central legislature but will not be a member of the legislature.
  • West Pakistan’s 200 seats will be further distributed to the rest of its provinces.

Dismissal of Second Prime Minister of Pakistan

In a view of attempting to improve the economy and internal security, Governor-General Malik Ghulam asked Prime Minister Nazimuddin to step down in the wider interest of the country. Prime Minister Nazimuddin refused to oblige and Governor-General Malik Ghulam used reserve powers granted in the Government of India Act 1935, dismissed Prime Minister Nazimuddin. Mohammad Ali Bogra, Pakistan Ambassador in the USA was called back and appointed the new prime minister of Pakistan.

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