Ex-PM Bogra remembered


Former prime minister of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Bogra was remembered on his death anniversary on Wednesday.
Muhammad Ali was born in 1909. In 1943, Muhammad Ali became parliamentary secretary to Khawaja Nazimuddin, the then chief minister of Bengal in undivided India. Later in 1946, he became finance and health minister of the province.
After Pakistan came into existence, he was appointed Ambassador to Burma in 1948, High Commissioner to Canada in 1949 and finally Ambassador to USA in 1952.
Khawaja Nazimuddin, the then prime minister of Pakistan was dismissed by Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad in April 1953, and Muhammad Ali Bogra was appointed Prime Minister on April 17, 1953, by the governor general.
After the dissolution of the constituent assembly in 1954 by the governor general, Muhammad Ali was again invited to form a new cabinet called “ministry of all talents.”
Muhammad Ali Bogra was replaced by Chaudhary Muhammad Ali in August 1955 after the second constituent assembly was elected.
He was serving as the foreign minister of Pakistan when he died in Dhaka in 1963.