Muhammad Zafarullah Khan

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Muhammad Zafarullah Khan also known as Chaudhry Sir Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, KCSI (February 6, 1893 - September 1, 1985) was a Pakistani politician, diplomat, international jurist, and scholar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, known for drafting the Pakistan Resolution, for his representation of Pakistan at the United Nations, and serving as a judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He was called Chaudhury because of his belonging to the Jat clan of Sahi.

Family and Early Life

Sir Zafarullah Khan's father was Ch. Nasrullah Khan who was the leading attorney of his native city of Daska and a companion of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His father belonged to the Sahi Jat clan while his mother was of the Bajwa Jat clan and from both sides were landlords or cultivators. Sir Zafarullah Khan was very close to his mother and inspired by her courage and devotion to her religion and even wrote a book called "My Mother".


He studied at Government College, Lahore and received his LL.B. from King's College London, in 1914. He practiced law in Sialkot and Lahore, became a member of the Punjab Legislative Council in 1926.

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