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Dominion of Pakistan

state in Asia 15 August 1947 – 23 March 1956

The Dominion of Pakistan was an independent federal dominion in South Asia that was created in 1947 in the partition of British India into two sovereign dominions (the other being the Union of India).

Pakistan

1947–1956
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Symbol
Dominion of Pakistan & Indian Controlled Kashmir (orthographic projection).svg
CapitalKarachi
Common languagesUrdu, English
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
King/Queen of Pakistan 
• 1947–52
George VI
• 1952–56
Elizabeth II
Governor-General 
• 1947–48
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
• 1948–51
Khawaja Nazimuddin
• 1951–55
Malik Ghulam Muhammad
• 1955–56
Iskander Mirza
Prime Minister 
• 1947–51
Liaquat Ali Khan
• 1951–53
Khawaja Nazimuddin
• 1953–55
Muhammad Ali Bogra
• 1955–56
Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Historical eraCold War
14 August 1947
1947–48
1956
CurrencyPakistani rupee
ISO 3166 codePK
Preceded by
Succeeded by
British Raj
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The dominion included modern-day Pakistan (called West Pakistan) and Bangladesh (East Pakistan). It was supposed to be a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent. It became the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1956. The eastern part of the country became independent as the People's Republic of Bangladesh in 1971.