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1947 March 3: British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan.
2003 March 5: A severe heat wave across Pakistan and India reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C in the region.
1977 March 7: Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party wins elections.
1957 March 8: President IskanderMirza lays the foundation-stone of State Bank building in Karachi.
2007 March 9: Musharraf dismissed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.
2009 March 9: Militants attack bus with the touring Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.
1949 March 12: Objectives Resolution moved by Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan passes.
1978 March 18: Pakistani former premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death.
2002 March 21: Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects charged with murder in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
1956 March 23: Constitution takes on and proclaims Pakistan an Islamic republic. IskanderMirza of Republican Party becomes first president.
1940 March 23: the Pakistan Resolution was passed at Lahore.
1956 March 23: the first constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan was announced.
1956 March 23: Constitution adopted; Mirza becomes President.
1960 March 23: Foundation of Minar-i-Pakistan is laid.
1985 March 24: Military chief ZiaulHaq resigns from Prime Minister Ship and Mohammad Khan Junejo become twelfth prime minister.
2008 March 24: Yusuf RazaGilani is elected as the new Prime Minister.
1969 March 25: Ayub Khan handed his place over to Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan who promised return to civilian rule. He is the first chief martial law administrator.
1971 March 25: Civil war starts in East Pakistan.

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