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Afghanistan

Afghanistan  

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Still a battleground between the Taliban and government and NATO forces.Afghanistan is a largely mountainous country: more than half the territory is above 2,000 metres. Its central highlands are the ...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh  

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A tropical low-lying country of the Indian subcontinent.Physical.Situated at the head of the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is mainly occupied by the deltas of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. It is a land ...
Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto  

(b. 21 June 1953; d. 27 Dec. 2007).Prime Minister of Pakistan 1988–90, 1993–6Early careerBorn in the Sind Province as the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir studied history and politics at ...
Commonwealth

Commonwealth  

The term ‘Imperial Commonwealth’ was first used formally during the First World War to refer collectively to Britain and the self-governing dominions of the British Empire. After the war, Canada ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
India

India  

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growthIndia's vast territory can be divided into three main regions from north to south. ...
India-Pakistan Wars

India-Pakistan Wars  

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Relations between the states of India and Pakistan have been blighted since the two states gained their independence in 1947. The Hindu states of British India formed the new country ...
Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi  

(1917–1984)Indian prime minister (1966–77; 1980–84). Regarded as the strong-willed matriarch of India, Mrs Gandhi dominated her country's affairs both nationally and internationally for nearly ...
Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Mohammad Ali Jinnah  

(1876–1948)Indian nationalist, Muslim leader, and founder of Pakistan.Born in Karachi, the son of a merchant, Jinnah was educated at schools in Karachi and Bombay before qualifying as a barrister at ...
Muslim League

Muslim League  

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Political party founded in 1905 to represent the separate interests of the Indian Muslims, who felt threatened by the prospects of a Hindu majority in any future democratic system. The radical ...
Pakistan

Pakistan   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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2008
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History
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1,675 words

Two perceptions have characterized the common understanding of women's position in Pakistan: women are subordinate to men, and a man's

Pakistan

Pakistan   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into existence on 14 August 1947 when India became independent and was split into

Pakistan, Secular Laws in

Pakistan, Secular Laws in   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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2009
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Law, History
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Pakistan was born out of the partition of the Indian Subcontinent at midnight on August 14, 1947. Despite constituting a

refugee

refugee  

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A person who is forced to leave his/her home and seek safety in another region or country as an exile, usually as a result of persecution.

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