Khawaja Nazimuddin, the then
Prime Minister of Pakistan was dismissed by the Governor General,
Malik Ghulam Muhammad in April 1953, and Muhammad Ali Bogra
was appointed Prime Minister on April 17, 1953 by the Governor
Muhammad Ali Bogra was very renowned diplomat but almost unknown
as a politician. His appointment as Prime Minister came as
a surprise to political observers and public alike, and it
was widely suspected that his transfer from Washington to
Karachi, elevation to the office was a prelude to closer relations
between the US and Pakistan.
days after the new premier's nomination, the US President
Eisenhower asked Congress for authority to ship hundreds and
thousands of tons of wheat to Pakistan. The US was at that
time conducting a vigorous anti-Communist policy and looking
for friends in Asia. Pakistan entered into defense pacts with
dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in 1954 by the governor-general,
Muhammad Ali was again invited to form a new cabinet call
"ministry of all talents."
Ali Bogra was replaced by Chaudhary Muhammad Ali in August
1955 after the second constituent Assembly was elected. Muhammad
Ali again resumed his assignment as ambassador to the USA.
He died in the year 1969 and has been buried in the family
gravie of Bogra Nawab Palace.
Ali Bogra with Pandit Jawhar Lal Neheru in New Delhi 1953
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