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  Pakistan - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pakistan is bordered by India on the east, the Arabian Sea on the south, Iran on the southwest, and Afghanistan on the west and north; in the northeast is the disputed territory (with India) of Kashmir, of which the part occupied by Pakistan borders on China.
Pakistan may be divided into four geographic regions—the plateau of W Pakistan, the plains of the Indus and Punjab rivers, the hills of NW Pakistan, and the mountains of N Pakistan.
In Aug., 1973, India and Pakistan reached an agreement on the release of Pakistani prisoners-of-war and the exchange of hostage populations in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh—especially of the Bengalis in Pakistan and the Biharis in Bangladesh.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-pakistan.html   (5177 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (پاکستان in Urdu) is a nation in south-central Asia bordering Iran, Afghanistan, China, India, and the Arabian Sea.
Pakistan is a poor, heavily populated country, suffering from internal political disputes, lack of foreign investment, and a costly confrontation with neighboring India.
Pakistan's economic outlook continues to be marred by its weak foreign exchange position, notably its continued reliance on international creditors for hard currency inflows.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Pakistan   (448 words)

  
 Gendercide Watch: Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971
The mass killings in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 vie with the annihilation of the Soviet POWs, the holocaust against the Jews, and the genocide in Rwanda as the most concentrated act of genocide in the twentieth century.
East and West Pakistan were forged in the cauldron of independence for the Indian sub-continent, ruled for two hundred years by the British.
The prison was a large riverside warehouse, or godown, belonging to the Pakistan National Oil Company, the place of execution was the river edge, or the shallows near the shore, and the bodies were disposed of by the simple means of permitting them to float downstream.
www.gendercide.org /case_bangladesh.html   (2906 words)

  
 East Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
East Pakistan was a former province of Pakistan which existed between 1955 and 1971.
East Pakistan had more than half the parliamentary seats because it was home to more than half the population.
From 1958 to 1971 the administration was largely in the hands of the President of Pakistan and the Governor of East Pakistan who at times held the title of Martial Law Administrator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/East_Pakistan   (669 words)

  
 East Pakistan crisis 1971:
East Pakistan was not only separated geographically from West Pakistan by one thousand miles, but the departing land was India - a hostile neighbour, who from the day one did not recognise Pakistan’s existence.
It meant that roughly 2% of East Pakistan’s regional income in the pre-plan and 1% in the plan period was being taken away by West Pakistan.
The people of East Pakistan were convinced that it was another attempt to continue the dependency of East wing over the West and, therefore, the movement for autonomy gained impetus.
www.defencejournal.com /2000/dec/east-pak.htm   (3522 words)

  
 Pakistan (09/06)
Pakistan emerged from an extended period of agitation by Muslims in the subcontinent to express their national identity free from British colonial domination as well as domination by what they perceived as a Hindu-controlled Indian National Congress.
Accordingly, on August 14, 1947 Pakistan, comprising West Pakistan with the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), and East Pakistan with the province of Bengal, became independent.
Pakistan's exports, which grew by 14.4% in 2005/2006, continue to be dominated by cotton textiles and apparel, despite government diversification efforts.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3453.htm   (8761 words)

  
 Pakistan's Jihad Culture
Pakistan now faces a typical principal-agent problem: the interests of Pakistan (the principal) and those of the militant groups (the agent) are not fully aligned.
When Pakistan was formally created in 1947, the rulers of Muslim-majority states that had existed within British India were given the option of joining India or Pakistan.
Pakistan's continued support of religious militant groups suggests that it does not recognize its own susceptibility to the culture of violence it has helped create.
ksghome.harvard.edu /~.jstern.CSIA.KSG/pakistan.htm   (3825 words)

  
 Pakistan - Middle East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
CENTO was buttressed in 1964 by a regional arrangement among Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey called the Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), and economic cooperation activities overshadowed the security aspects of the countries' relations.
Pakistan has strengthened its Islamic ties by playing a leading role in the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and has also supported the Palestinian cause, withholding recognition of Israel.
Pakistan's ties with Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf states were strained during the 1990-91 crisis in the gulf.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/86.htm   (377 words)

  
 Conversation with Nayan Chanda, p. 4 of 5
But Pakistan's identity was based on Islam, and that identity received a big blow in 1971, when East Pakistan decided to secede and become Bangladesh.
And Pakistan was, of course, extremely keen to have a client state on its border with Afghanistan.
Pakistan has almost ten different institutions, research labs as well as plants, where nuclear material is produced and nuclear weapons assembled.
globetrotter.berkeley.edu /people/Chanda/chanda-con4.html   (2042 words)

  
 Threats - Pakistan - India Intelligence Agencies
Pakistan feared that India might repeat a 1948 incident that curtailed the water supply as a means of coercion.
Pakistan's army had been able to withstand Indian pressure, but a continuation of the fighting would only have led to further losses and ultimate defeat for Pakistan.
Army elements in East Pakistan were strengthened in the spring of 1971 and were used to suppress Bengali recalcitrance.
www.fas.org /irp/world/india/threat/pakistan.htm   (963 words)

  
 PAKISTAN HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
With West and East Pakistan separated by more than 1,000 miles of Indian territory, and with the major portion of the wealth and resources of the British heritage passing to India, Pakistan's survival seemed to hang in the balance.
The constitution of 1956 embodied the Islamic provisions of the "aims and objectives" resolution of 1949 and declared Pakistan to be an Islamic republic.
A continuing grievance was the contribution made by East Pakistan to foreign exchange{ by the export of jute and tea, from which it was felt the West reaped more advantage; the West was also the major beneficiary of foreign aid.
www.pakistaninformation.com /historyhtml.html   (3228 words)

  
 Pakistan - Geography
The East Wing and West Wing of Pakistan were, however, separated by 1,600 kilometers of hostile Indian territory.
The country's East Wing, or East Pakistan, became the independent state of Bangladesh in December 1971.
Pakistan occupies a position of great geostrategic importance, bordered by Iran on the west, Afghanistan on the northwest, China on the northeast, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/23.htm   (882 words)

  
 Chronology of India-Pakistan Wars
Pakistan controlled the area but in 1984, the Indian army arrived early in spring to capture the unmened Pakistani side as well.
Pakistan forced the Kashmiri freedom fighters to withdraw under American pressure, but the incursion successfully brought back world attention to the issue of Kashmir, which had been almost forgotten.
India accused Pakistan of planning the infiltration which may be true since the nature of the capture was exactly the same as Siachen Glacier, capturing a position which is traditionally not monitored during the winter from any side.
www.yespakistan.com /kashmir/war_chronology.asp   (727 words)

  
 Pakistan Nuclear Weapons
Pakistan's nuclear weapons program was established in 1972 by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who founded the program while he was Minister for Fuel, Power and Natural Resources, and later became President and Prime Minister.
Pakistan's nuclear program is based primarily on highly enriched uranium (HEU), which is produced at the A. Khan research laboratory at Kahuta, a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility.
Pakistan's nuclear warheads are based on an implosion design that uses a solid core of highly enriched uranium and requires an estimated 15-20 kg of material per warhead.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/pakistan/nuke   (2734 words)

  
 The Separation of East Pakistan [1971]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
By 1970, sentiments for national unity had weakened in East Pakistan to the extent that constant conflict between the two Wings dramatically erupted into mass civil disorder.
Almost immediately, East Pakistan claimed that as their population (55 percent as compared to 45 percent in the West) was greater, they were in a majority.
But the East Pakistanis were unable to extract the same kind of advantages, as they were a thousand miles away from the Capital.
www.storyofpakistan.com /articletext.asp?artid=A070   (279 words)

  
 Indo-Pakistani Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All the wars between the two nations have been over the disputed area of Kashmir, the only exception being the war of 1971, where the dispute between the two nations was the genocide and the resulting problems in East Pakistan, which achieved independence as Bangladesh following the war.
The Second Kashmir War again involved the issue of Kashmir with Pakistan infiltrating and starting a rebellion in Jammu and Kashmir, India (See Operation Gibraltar) The plan was a non-starter and India retaliated by launching an attack on Pakistan igniting the war.
The third war was unique in that it did not involve the issue of Kashmir but was entirely about East Pakistan and the crisis brewing there.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indo-Pakistani_Wars   (644 words)

  
 When East Pakistan Became Bangladesh; by Sultan Reza | DesPardes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This was their chance to retaliate against Pakistan that was calling their part of the Kashmir as “ Occupied Territory” and fought two wars with them over this issue.
It was the Muslims of East Bengal who had wholeheartedly supported the Lahore Resolution of 1906 that the Sher-e-Bangla A. Fazlul Huq moved and Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah mooted - making the demand for the division of India on the basis of religion.
Yet, after the fall of East Pakistan, when it appeared that India would continue with the annihilation of Pakistan in the West, it was Nixon who warned India and forced Indira Gandhi to declare a cease-fire.
www.despardes.com /articles/jan06/20060118-when-eastpak-became-bd.asp   (5885 words)

  
 Under Construction
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
South Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north (Pakistan is located between 32
s89565829.onlinehome.us /np/pakistan.htm   (262 words)

  
 Middle East Institute: Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Eventually, East Pakistan seceded from West Pakistan and became the independent republic of Bangladesh.
Due to the fact that the country lies in an area that was invaded repeatedly during its history, the people of Pakistan are ethnically diverse, although an overwhelming majority of the population is Muslim.
Politically, Pakistan is focused on its security concerns with India, the Kashmir dispute, and its striving to develop a sustainable democracy as a progressive Muslim state.
www.mideasti.org /countries/countries.php?name=pakistan   (437 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Pakistan
History: In 1947, British India was separated into India and the Muslim state of Pakistan, with its east and west sections separated by mostly Hindu India.
East Pakistan seceded in 1971 to become Bangladesh.
Origin of the name: "Pakistan" was coined by Muslim students at Cambridge University in Britain in 1933 as an acronym for the regions and nationalities that would make up the country: Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Turkharistan, Afghanistan and Balochistan.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/pakistan   (2048 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Middle East - Pakistan - Relations with U.S.
The U.S. agreement to provide economic and military assistance to Pakistan and the latter's partnership in the Baghdad Pact/CENTO and SEATO strengthened relations between the two nations.
U.S. Government assistance to Pakistan was limited mainly to refugee and counter-narcotics assistance.
Since 2001 Pakistan has provided extraordinary assistance in the war on terror by capturing and turning over to the United States more than 500 al-Qaida members.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/pk/Pakistan_us_relations_summary.htm   (743 words)

  
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Blair Calls for 'Whole Middle East' Strategy, Pressure on Iran
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/pakistan.html?nav=el   (5143 words)

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