Nurul Amin (1893-1974) was a Pakistani politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Pakistan from December 1971 to December 1971. His tenure as Prime Minister was brief and marked by the challenging circumstances of the time.
Nurul Amin was born on June 15, 1893, in Uttar Pradesh, British India (now in India). He had a career in law and was known for his political activism during the British colonial era. He joined the All India Muslim League and actively participated in the Pakistan movement.
In December 1971, following the resignation of President Yahya Khan in the aftermath of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Nurul Amin was appointed as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. However, his government faced immense challenges, including the disintegration of East Pakistan, which led to the creation of Bangladesh.
During his brief time as Prime Minister, Nurul Amin struggled to address the aftermath of the war and the humanitarian crisis that resulted from it. The country was in a state of turmoil, and there was widespread public discontent. Political power was shifting away from West Pakistan, and the new Bangladesh government was being established.
Nurul Amin’s government was criticized for its inability to effectively deal with the situation and restore stability. In December 1971, he was forced to step down, and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto became the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
After leaving office, Nurul Amin retired from active politics. He passed away on October 2, 1974, in Multan, Pakistan.
Nurul Amin’s tenure as Prime Minister was a challenging and tumultuous period in Pakistan’s history. It was marked by the separation of East Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh, as well as the political and social repercussions of those events. While his time as Prime Minister was short, he played a role in the transition and the beginning of a new era in Pakistani politics.