a former province of British Pakistan, separated from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) by N India: declared independence as Republic of Pakistan 1956.
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How to use West Pakistan in a sentence
If faith was indeed irrelevant in Pakistan, what exactly united West Pakistan with East Pakistan?Why Pakistan's Mohammed Ali Jinnah Was No Nelson Mandela | Kapil Komireddi | April 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bangladesh was East Pakistan at the time, geographically separated from West Pakistan by the vast expanse of India.
To the left was West Pakistan, where they ruled, and spoke Urdu, and wrote in an alphabet that flowed like water under wind.Bangladesh’s Midnight Children: Philip Hensher’s ‘Scenes From Early Life’ | Lucy Scholes | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for West Pakistan
the former name (until the end of 1971) of Pakistan
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