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Vintage | 1948 LIFE Magazine "Jinnah of Pakistan"

Vintage | 1948 LIFE Magazine "Jinnah of Pakistan"

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January 1948 LIFE Magazine "Jinnah of Pakistan" Issue

• Original, Rare
• Condition: Natural Wear / Good

This historic original Life Magazine's January 1948 issue on Jinnah of Pakistan, published just months after the creation of the nation and the partition, was the most significant early example of a leading American publication that highlighted Pakistan. This magazine issue is historic because it was the first to shape the public perception of Pakistan, the people, and its founder to its readers in America.

The issue's cover is a portrait of Pakistan's founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Several pages tell the story about the struggles the country was facing as a new nation, highlighting the challenges faced to start a society, economy, and country from zero with minimal resources.

The magazine issue covers Karachi, referred to as the "Tent City", due to the massive influx of refugees who had fled their homes during the partition of India and had arrived in Karachi seeking shelter. At the time of Pakistan's independence, Karachi was a relatively small city with a population of around 400,000. However, the sudden arrival of millions of refugees from India created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The city's infrastructure was not equipped to handle such a large influx of people, and many of the refugees had to live in makeshift tents and temporary shelters. The Pakistani government, led by Ali Jinnah, recognized the severity of the refugee crisis and took immediate steps to address it. Temporary camps were set up to provide basic amenities such as food, water, and medical care. The government also launched a massive housing construction program to provide permanent housing to the refugees.

This magazine issue really shows where the country stood months after its beginning in contrast to where it is now. For an example, the "Tent City" (Karachi) is now a major metropolitan city and a vibrant economic and social hub in Pakistan.

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Nabil is the cofounder of a globally recognized fashion label. Sarah is a content creator and creative who additionally hosts manifestation and meditation experiences.

Together, after the birth of their first child, Nassir, they created this brand in attempts to carry on the value, traditions, and importance of holding the history, language, and culture of Pakistan at the core of their new family's identity.

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