1948 – Sarwar joins Dow Medical College
1949 - Students hold small meetings to organise themselves (Sarwar, Hashmi, Zain Alavi and others).
1950 – Dow students form Democratic Students’ Federation
1951 – Students from Karachi colleges get together to form the Inter-Collegiate Body (ICB)
October 16, 1951: Liaquat Ali Khan assassinated in Rawalpindi; Governor General Khawaja Nazimuddin takes over as second Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ghulam Muhammad becomes Governor General.
Oct 17 1952 – ICB letter to Education Minister Fazlur Rahman requesting audience so they could place student demands before him (fee reductions, monthly fee structure rather than six month deposit, library and hostel facilities – and security of employment).