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  1. In 1947 the newly independent Pakistan consisted of two distinct parts: the smaller but more densely populated East Pakistan, centred on the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta region, and the much larger West Pakistan, occupying the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent. The country’s government, functioning under a modified 1935 Government of India Act, was associated with a British ...

  2. Dec 04, 2015 · December 1971: Facing a revolt from a group of military officers, Yahya hands over power to Bhutto whose party had won a majority in West Pakistan in the 1970 election. Bhutto’s first address...

  3. Members of the constituent assembly (1972-1973) that drafted the current constitution were elected in 1970 when the country was still united. The secession of East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) in 1971 altered the political landscape of the country in fundamental ways.

  4. Jun 01, 2003 · Pakistan was carved out in desperate urgency. It came into existence with horrible loss of life and property, and the migration of millions of dazed and destitute men, women, and children. The cost was heavy in terms of human suffering. But what the Muslims wanted and what they achieved was a homeland of their own.

  5. The new dates announced were 7 and 17 December 1970. Still, elections for nine seats of the National Assembly and eighteen for provincial assemblies in East Pakistan were held next year on 17 January 1971 because of a cyclone. From 1 January 1970, the political parties were allowed to start campaigning. A total of twenty-four political parties ...

  6. Aug 09, 2021 · Post-independence aspirations of decent livelihoods became disrupted by the development project, which evolved through Cold War politics. Premised upon the privileging of liberal capitalism, this modernization project was executed by authoritarian regimes that initiated new processes of dispossession and accentuated existent inequalities.

  7. The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 into two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. These are the citizens' untold stories of Pakistan's Independence; the joys and price of freedom. Admiral Rafiuddin Qadri on Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah., The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, From the collection of: The ...