Did you know that M.Ali Jinnah(big fan of Atatürk) wanted the same for his country but lacked the power to implement it.
After his death the Islamists twisted his words(speech) and made it the Islamic Republic Pakistan(formerly know as just Pakistan).
Amm, while I do believe that, Jinnah envisaged Pakistan as a 'homeland for India's Muslims, as opposed to an Islamic state', many would probbaly disagree. E.g. @Nilgiri (there are some interesting disscusions on this topic in 'Indian coffee house' thread)
I don't think it was about he lacking the power to implement his ideas. Rather, he just died too early, leaving behind an infant Nation.
One thing should be added though, Jinnah wasn't really Atatürk's caliber.
It is not like I am saying this because I don't like him that much, (our historic beef with Pakistan) Rather, in general I don't like the idea of equating pure political leaders (no matter how great they are) with commanders who lead the army and fought for their Nation in the battlefield with sweat and blood.
In my book, it is just a different level.
Specially, with Atatürk. Who had to fight multiple Superpowers to save his Nation.
Also, even though Modern day Pakistan portray Jinnah as the sole founding father of the Nation. In reality it was quite different. It would be more accurate to say Pakistan had Founding fathers. (In plural)
Again, it is not to undermine Jinnah's contribution to the formation of Pakistan and his leading role in it, (and I am grateful for him for that) but to point to the fact that, there were other crucial figures without whom Pakistan probably wouldn't have been possible. Among them are prominent Bengali politicians of that times. (Who are ussually ignored in today's history writings)
The fact that, the very party (Muslim league) that Jinnah lead to the formation of Pakistan, was founded in Dhaka by bengali stateman.
"Later that year, newspapers published a dispatch from Salimullah to various Muslim leaders around India urging them to form an all-India political party he called Muslim All India Confederacy, and leaders of the Aligarh Movement requested him to convene the 20th meeting of the All India Mohammedan Educational Conference at his own cost. Over two thousand people covering Muslim leaders from all over India gathered at the Nawab's family garden-house in Shahbag, Dhaka for the conference held between 27 and 30 December 1906. On the last day, the assembly formed the All India Muslim League, appointing Nawab Salimullah the Vice President and placing him on a committee to craft its constitution."
Or for example, "The very Lahore Resolution, also called Pakistan resolution, (written and prepared by Muhammad Zafarullah Khan) was presented by A. K. Fazlul Huq, the Prime Minister of Bengal, was a formal political statement adopted by the All-India Muslim League on the occasion of its three-day general session in Lahore on 22–24 March 1940. The resolution called for independent states as seen by the statement:
The resolution was passed by the All India Muslim League at its annual session in Lahore on 23 March 1940. When Fazlul Huq arrived at the Lahore meeting, Muhammad Ali Jinnah remarked "When the tiger (Fazlul Huq) arrives, the lamb (Jinnah) must give away". Fazlul Huq formally proposed the resolution at the annual session.
Fazlul Huq was one of the founding statesmen of Pakistan due to his role in presenting the Lahore Resolution in 1940."
It is known that, Jinnah requested Fazlul Huq to present the Lahore Resolution/Pakistan Resolution as his support was deemed crucial.
Also, you can read about-
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khawaja_Nazimuddin and https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huseyn_Shaheed_Suhrawardy
Anyway, I didn't intent to burden you with Pakistan's history lessons, but looks like I almost wrote an article.