Queen Elizabeth: Last Monarch of Pakistan

The legacy of any ruler can only be assessed in relation to their nation and its people. The success or failure of a monarch depends on the judgment of those who live under their rule.

As a resident of Pakistan, we owe a debt of gratitude to the last sovereign monarch of Pakistan her majesty Queen Elizabeth, who presided over our land. Queen Elizabeth II was recognized as the last royal head of state of Pakistan.

Her death was mourned across the globe, and Pakistan also declared a national mourning. Pakistan achieved political independence in 1947 from the colonial rule of the British, but it remained under the constitutional monarchy of Britain until 1956. King George VI was declared the First ruler of Pakistan and The system of the country was declared as a constitutional federal parliamentary monarch

The emperor’s congratulatory message on independence was read by Lord Mountbatten in the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, which nominated Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as the first governor-general of Pakistan.

We did not desire independence and the partition was merely an accident and our behavior shows that we still regret it

Appointment of the Gover general

"I, Mohammad Ali Jinnah,do solemnly affirm true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of Pakistan as by law established and that I will be faithful to His Majesty King George VI, in the office of governor-general of Pakistan."


Qaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah took an oath of allegiance to the emperor as his constitutional head. The state of Pakistan issued currency notes medals, and post tickets in the name of the king

Pakistan post ticket bearing image of king George
Post ticket in the name of King
10 Baloch regiment of Pakistan army bearing royal crown of england
Baloch Regiment's badge

After his death of Qaid-e-Azam in 1948, he was succeeded by Khawaja Nazimuddin. The official announcement of his appointment stated:

“On the advice of the Prime Manistee Pakistan, His Majesty the King is pleased to appoint Khawaja Nazim Uddin as acting governor- general of Pakistan in the vacancy occasioned by the sad demise of Quaid-e-Azzam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.”

After the resignation of Khwaja Nazimuddin, the King appointed Sir Ghulam Muhammad as the third Governor General.

Gover general was appointed by Monarch and acted as a representative of the majesty. all correspondence was made in her name all appointments of foreign delegates were made by her. 

However, the Queen did not interfere in the internal affairs of Pakistan, as evidenced by when Prime Minister Khwaja Nazimuddin was dismissed by Governor General Ghulam Muhammad in 1953, the queen didn’t interval even on request.

Pakistani currency note issued in the name of King George Vi also bearing king George VI
Currency Note
Pakistan air force uniform badge with title of royal air force
Badge of PAF

The death of King George VI was mourned on a national level in Pakistan, black-bordered newspapers were issued on February 7, and a 56-gun salute on February 15, which matched his age at death.

After the death of King George VI in 1956, Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne.

The coronation of The Queen Elizabeth II

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was an historic event, Pakistan took part as a dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations. A 21 Gun Salute was paid on the morning of June 2, 1953. The ceremony was attended by Mirza Abul Hasan Isfahani and Major General Yusuf Khan, who represented Pakistan and its armed forces respectively. 

The naval ships of the Pakistani ships HMPS Zulfiqar and HMPS Jehlum also participated in the coronation, The Pakistani government allocated 80 seats for its dignitaries and spent a total of 81,000 rupees on the occasion.

She also became the Queen of Pakistan as well. Her accession was greeted with expressions of loyalty and respect in Pakistan. Pakistan’s government issued a gazette notification of her monarchy. As the sovereign of Pakistan, she had the same constitutional powers and prerogatives as she had in Britain.

gazette notification of queen Elizabeth as minarch of Pakistan
Gazette notification

Pakistan adopted a new constitution in 1956 and declared it a republic. Pakistan withdrew from the Queen’s allegiance but ensured remained a member of the Commonwealth as an independent nation.

The Queen visited Pakistan twice as a Commonwealth head, in 1961 and 1997, people and received the protocol of head of State 

Achievement of Queen Elizabeth II

After the second world war, the people of England were facing the aftermath. Bad economy, ruined industry, millions of deaths. Elizabeth II faced the task of rebuilding a nation that had endured unprecedented devastation.

Queen Elizabeth II, Unlike other imperial powers like the Soviet Union, which collapsed under the pressure of decolonization and economic failure, managed to preserve the empire in the name of a commonwealth.

The secret of Gloory of Queen Elizebath

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II is considered a golden Era in English history, marked by political stability, economic power, and rebuilding nation. Her life was dedicated to serving her country, as reflected in the Time magazine cover that featured her portrait with the caption

“A Life in Service”

time magazine cover on queen Elizabeth death
Image :Time

Reality of independence?

Ok, let me explain.

Her Majesty was head of state in 32 independent countries across the globe. but where ever out of Britain, Queen Elizabeth is written and discussed as ” Ruler“, as the British rule in India, and when in England, Queen or Monarch is discussed as “Serve“.

We are in the slavery of our own people our politicians and our officers, they still behave as pre-partition.

Pakistan’s Constitutional changed the title, but Did you ever think

” Whose Minister is the Prime Minister of Pakistan?”

Scene of COAS representing the Queen in a parade in a parade with royal awe. and the taunting comments of the world stick to my memory,

We are still in mental slavery by our own choice. 

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