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.

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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.

BANGLADESH WAR

The ongoing war that happened for nine months has finally concluded. The war took a great toll on many people and the economy. East Pakistan seceded and now becomes what will be a country who has a lot to tell, Bangladesh. They first became apart of something that they called home back in 1947. They gained independence from Britain and became an independent state. However, West Pakistan became the ruler. The East and West Pakistan went back and forth until December 16th, 1971. We welcome the new, Bangladesh! After the war, both countries lost a lot of money and a lot of lives. Money can always be a thing you can get but a live isn't the same.

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