Successor of the (All-India) Muslim League, which led to Muslim independence in parts of the Indian subcontinent. Established in 1906 in Dhaka, it championed self-rule in the Muslim provinces of India until 1930. After the Lahore Resolution in 1940, it articulated a clear demand for a Muslim homeland. Pakistan was created with the effort of Indian Muslims for which the Muslim League served as a vital platform. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, the Muslim League ruled Pakistan from 1947 to 1958 and also in the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s.
See also Muslim League