Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Pakistan was constituted as a Dominion on 14 Aug. 1947, under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, 1947, which received the royal assent on 18 July 1947. The Dominion consisted of the following former territories of British India: Baluchistan, East Bengal (including almost the whole of Sylhet, a former district of Assam), North-West Frontier, West Punjab and Sind; and those States which had acceded to Pakistan.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1979

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