Q. What difficulties Pakistan had to face immediately after its establishment?(Pakistan and The Modern World)
Ans. Immediately after its establishment, Pakistan had to face numerous difficulties. Setting up the administration of a new state is never easy, but in the case of Pakistan the difficulties were extraordinary.
We had no flag and no capital. There was practically no administrative machinery. We had no engineers and traders. There was no industry in the new state.
Pakistan was allotted an army but its men and officers were scattered in distant parts of India. Only a very small number could reach Pakistan in 1947. The major portion of its share of military equipment was never handed over to Pakistan. Millions of Muslims were forced to flee from Bharat and come to Pakistan. They were in a miserable condition. They needed food, shelter and medical aid. This alone was a huge task. The unity of the people and their firm faith, however, conquered all difficulties.