"The last year of Mohammad Ali Jinnah's life saw the culmination of his mission and the formative phase of the state he had created. He was then the Governor-General of Pakistan and President of the Constituent Assembly. These speeches and statements are essential for understanding his vision of Pakistan. Was it to be a democracy or a theocracy? What were to be the guiding principles of foreign policy and economic emancipation, the basis of centre-province relations, the language problem, and the role of civil and military bureaucracy? The image of Pakistan, emerging from these speeches and statements, is that of a modern social welfare state ensuring equal opportunities for all, regardless of religion, race and region." "Containing some ninety-two speeches and statements of the Quaid-i-Azam, this will be the essential guide for students and researchers." "The book carries a very comprehensive Introduction by the eminent scholar and historian, S. M. Burke, and a Preface by Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, well-known columnist and currently Director of the Quaid-i-Azam Academy."--BOOK JACKET.