Islami Jamhuriya e Pakistan (Islamic Republic of Pakistan)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The State of Pakistan was created on 14 Aug. 1947 to provide Indian Muslims with their own state. Pakistan’s status was that of a Dominion within the Commonwealth; it became a republic in 1956 and left the Commonwealth in 1972. Efforts to rejoin were opposed by India until 1989 when Pakistan once more became a full member of the Commonwealth.


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Further Reading

  1. Government Planning Commission. Ninth Five Year Plan, 1998–2003. Karachi, 1998Google Scholar
  2. Federal Bureau of Statistics.—Pakistan Statistical Yearbook.—Statistical Pocket Book of Pakistan. (Annual)Google Scholar
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  6. Bhutto, B., Daughter of the East. London, 1988Google Scholar
  7. Burki, S. J., Pakistan: the Continuing Search for Nationhood. 2nd ed. Boulder (Colo.), 1992Google Scholar
  8. James, W. E. and Roy, S. (eds.) The Foundations of Pakistan’s Political Economy: Towards an Agenda for the 1990s. London, 1992Google Scholar
  9. Joshi, V. T., Pakistan: Zia to Benazir. Delhi, 1995Google Scholar
  10. Malik, I. H., State and Civil Society in Pakistan: the Politics of Authority, Ideology and Ethnicity. London, 1996Google Scholar
  11. National library: National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad.Google Scholar
  12. National statistical office: Federal Bureau of Statistics, Statistics Division, Islamabad.Google Scholar

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