The Lahore Resolution or Pakistan Resolution, presented by Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, the Prime Minister of Bengal was a formal political statement adopted by the All-India Muslim League on the occasion of its three-day general session in Lahore on March 22–24, 1940.
Session presided by Quaid i Azam From different regions.
The Resolution was seconded by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan from Punjab, Sardar Aurangzeb from the North-West Frontier Province, Sir Abdullah Haroon from Sindh, and Qazi Esa from Baluchistan, along with many others.
Reasons for passing Pakistan Resolution:
Two nation theory (Sir Syed Ahmed khan ).
Muslim quest for political, economic and cultural safeguard.
Allam Iqbal and Chaduhary Rehmat Ali’s idea of a separate homeland.
The experience of Congress Rule (1937-1939) compelled the Muslims to launch the movement for a separate homeland.
They decided that the Federal system under the Government of India Act, 1935 was not acceptable for the Muslims.
No revised constitutional plan would be acceptable unless it was framed with their approval and consent.
Importance of Resolution:
The passing of the resolution was a huge step for the Muslim League.
The Pakistan Resolution offered a fair and attractive solution to the Problem; the Muslims had grappled with the constant strain of being referred to second-class status.
This resolution was passed unanimously and soon became known as ‘Pakistan Resolution’.