CUNNINGHAM, SIR GEORGE (1888-1974) Sir George Cunningham served as the governor of the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) from 1937 to 1946, and again, at the invitation of GovernorGeneral Muhammad Ali Jinnah, from 1947 to 1948 Jinnah’s mission in the Frontier Province was still not finished when Pakistan was born on 14 August 1947 At the time of Pakistan’s birth, the province was still being administered by a government representing the Indian National Congress Dr Khan Sahib was the chief minister Jinnah called for Dr Khan Sahib’s resignation, but the chief minister refused to oblige Sir George Cunningham, who was a year in retirement, was invited to come back as governor, being the man everyone trusted He administered the last rites to the Khan administration on 22 August 1947, a week after Pakistan was born Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan was invited to become chief minister

His mission accomplished, Sir George left the NWFP and Pakistan in 1948

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