East Pakistan


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East Pakistan

A former region of southern Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Originally part of Bengal, it was held by the British from c. 1775 and then by Pakistan from 1947 to 1971, when it achieved independence as Bangladesh.
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East Pakistan

n
(Placename) the former name (until 1971) of Bangladesh
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East′ Pak′istan


n.
a former province of Pakistan: since 1971 constitutes the country of Bangladesh.
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Noun1.East Pakistan - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the southEast Pakistan - a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
madrasa, madrasah - Muslim schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan; "the Pakistan government decided to close down madrasas that provided military training for their students"; "many madrasas in Bangladesh are supported with money from Saudi Arabia"
capital of Bangladesh, Dacca, Dhaka - the capital and largest city of Bangladesh
Chittagong - a port city and industrial center in southeastern Bangladesh on the Bay of Bengal
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River - an Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal
Ganges, Ganges River - an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
Bangladeshi - a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
Bengali - (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
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She fished in the troubled water of East Pakistan, although we had spared India at the time of the 1962 Sino-India conflict.
After migration to Pakistan, Akhtar laid the foundation of Comilla Co-operative Pilot Project in East Pakistan in 1959.
Indira Gandhi met the then Pakistan President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla after East Pakistan gained independence to become Bangladesh.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday addressed the joint session of Parliament stating the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir was the second major incident after the separation of East Pakistan.
Islamabad -- Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday addressed the joint session of Parliament stating the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir was the second major incident after the separation of East Pakistan.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Peoples Party leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday addressed the joint session of Parliament stating the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir was the second major incident after the separation of East Pakistan. 'The Kashmir issue is the second major incident after the separation of East Pakistan.
However, in East Pakistan the Awami League (AL) under the leadership of Sh.
And now the country is moving ahead under the visionary leadership of Bangabandhu's worthwhile daughter Sheikh Hasina.' On this day in 1966, the Awami League (AL) under the charismatic leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman called for a day-long hartal throughout East Pakistan, pressing the demand for autonomy to end the exploitation, deprivation, subjugation and tyranny of the then central government of Pakistan on the people here.
Perhaps in Pakistan's case, a country - West and East Pakistan - separated by a huge mass of Indian territory, united only by religion, it was not a feasible proposition from the start in 1947.
Shah went on to say that today conditions are good to hold dialogues for the resolution of issues but it will be too late for talks tomorrow, adding that there was a time in East Pakistan that dialogues could have held.
As for the provincial assemblies, Shaikh Mujib's Awami League won 288 seats (96%) of the total 300 seats in East Pakistan. In West Pakistan, the PPP won 113 out of the total 180 seats in Punjab, 28 out of 60 seats in Sindh, 13 out of 40 seats in the North-Western Frontier Province (now KPK) and none of the 20 seats in Balochistan.
Hence it recommended that 'Urdu should be introduced as the medium of instruction from class 5 from 1963, and should continue progressively in higher classes.' The recommendation was condemned by several politicians of Sindh, Baluchistan and East Pakistan.

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