EAST PAKISTAN NOW BANGLADESH
December 17th, 1971
December 16th, 1971, a day Pakistanis will all remember. After the ongoing rioting between East and West Pakistan, a conclusion to the cat and mouse game has happened.
Pakistan was said to be founded by Muhammed Ali, a lawyer and politician who believed in a Muslim homeland on the Indian subcontinent where Muslims' traditions would be preserved. Pakistan became an Islamic state. It's official language that is spoken is Urdu, but there are other languages such as Punjabi, Kashmiri, and many other languages. Most civilians are Muslims, however others are Hindus and Christians. Muslim, being the most popular religion, had many traditions that were celebrated. For example, Eid-I-Milad-un-Nabi, which was the birth of the prophet, Muhammed. People would sing and praise Muhammed. Muslims also had Ramadan, which includes them having to fast from sunrise to sunset everyday for about a month. Pakistan's official language that is spoken is Urdu, but there are other languages such as Punjabi, Kashmiri, and many other languages.
On December 16th, 1971, Pakistani Army Comander in the Eastern Command, Lt. General A. A. K. Niazi signed the Instrument of Surrender in front of General of Officer Commanding in Chief of India and Bangladesh Forces in the Eastern Theatre, Lt. General Jagjit Singh Aurora.
The war for liberation led to East Pakistan seceding from Pakistan and becoming Bangladesh. The war lasted for about nine long months. It caused a disruption in populations, for example, millions of bodies found and many more to uncover.
Fighting in war is the most painful thing ever. Dragging your fellow soldiers...no...dragging your friend off the battle field to make a grave for them is probably the worst thing you could ever imagine and the hardest ever. East Pakistani soldiers and even West Pakistani soldiers had to go through this hardship.
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