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.

East Pakistan

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(Placename) the former name (until 1971) of Bangladesh

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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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The brewing political differences at that time between Awami League, the winner party and Pakistan's Peoples Party, the runner up party were exploited by India by inciting Awami League leaders and activists to revolt and separate East Pakistan from Pakistan through a guerrilla war that was to be supported by India.
The book is particularly poignant in its depiction of the East Pakistan situation.
They said that people migrated from East Pakistan were being treated with an impression that they were not Pakistani.
After the 1965 war, when the province was almost left to itself under the doctrine of 'Defence of East Pakistan lies in West Pakistan', a sentiment of insecurity was abroad.
He recalled that when the Bangladesh Awami League, led by Mujibur Rahman won all seats in then East Pakistan in the 1970 general elections, his party was not allowed to form the government by Pakistan's then martial law administrator Yahya Khan and this led to unrest across the country.
The autocratic rulers of Pakistan imposed the One Unit and forcibly merged the provinces of West Pakistan into a single administrative unit and denied majority right to the people of Bengal by coining the concept of equal representation between West and East Pakistan.
This article recounts my experiences of 1971 in erstwhile East Pakistan and the Flight of 4th Army Aviation Squadron to Burma just prior to the surrender of our forces on December 16, 1971.
There is no any research work on incidents like tragedy of East Pakistan, we should have to work on such incidents.
LAHORE: Jammat-ud-Dawah (JUD) Chief Hafiz Saeed on Saturday vowed to take revenge for the creation of East Pakistan.
My first exposure to East Pakistan was a two months stay there in 1954 as a young lieutenant on board the naval frigate Shamsher.
As a matter of fact in the tense situation of our national life in those days when occupation forces were committing inhuman atrocities all over East Pakistan, the armed forces of Bangladesh came into being to confront the occupation forces.
He said Mehmood Ali also worked for unity of East and West Pakistan till his last breath as he believed that even after tragic incident of separation of East Pakistan, both Pakistan and Bangladesh could work together to foil evil designs of the enemy the country.

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