All India Muslim League lost 1936 elections which
propelled Jinnah to re-organize the party on modern
grounds. But the re-organization was not that much efficacious due
to the absence of effective checks and balances overworking of
provincial branches. Initial endeavors to keep check overworking and
organization of the provincial Leagues were short successes on the
part of the Central League. The working of the Central Civil Defence
Committee accentuated the need for a separate body for such tasks.
Jinnah brought his idea to life in 1944 by establishing the Central
Committee of Action. This was the most authoritative body after
Jinnah having powers to affiliate and disaffiliate provincial branches.
Moreover, this body not only re-organized the provincial branches but
also settled their intra-party disputes effectively. The working of
branches improves substantially due to the committee's initiatives for
grassroots level activities. The 1946 elections testified logic behind the
formation and its result-oriented working to improve Provincial
1-Muhammad Shoaib Malik : Associate Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan2-Shahzad Qaisar : Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies and History, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan. 3-Riffat Haque : Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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