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New Delhi's Imperial Hotel  where Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who is generally regarded as the founder of Pakistan, and Jawaharlal Nehru, India's longest serving Prime Minister, often sat whilst hammering out the policy that allowed the creation of Pakistan.The independent state of Pakistan was created on August 14, 1947 as a result of Jinnah's leadership on the issue when the British transferred power to the people of India. The leaders of the day including Mahatma Gandhi and the last Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten often met at the stately Hotel.