the former name (until 1971) of Bangladesh
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How to use East Pakistan in a sentence
After independence, when East Pakistan established itself as Bangladesh, the new state gave itself a secular constitution.
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Bangladesh was East Pakistan at the time, geographically separated from West Pakistan by the vast expanse of India.