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The Indian Councils Act 1892

The Indian Councils Act 1892 was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The main provisions of the bills were as under:   The number of non-official members was increased, both in Central and Provincial legislatures. The universities, zamindars, municipalities, etc. were authorized to recommend members to Provincial Councils. …

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War of 1971 and the Birth of Bangladesh

After the elections of 1970, situation in Pakistan turned into chaos and turmoil. The leaders of the two leading political parties, Pakistan Peoples Party and the Awami League, having earned popularity in their own regions, didn’t seem to compromise with each other at any cost. Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman continued insisting on …

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NWFP as an Independent Province (1901)

  North-West Frontier Province is a province of present day Pakistan. It has recently been renamed as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This part of the Sub-continent since the earliest times has been subject to invading activities. The people of the place, however, have since proved themselves to be very aggressive especially to …

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Annexation of the Punjab

Raja Ranjit Singh established an independent Sikh kingdom in Punjab. But after his death in 1839, the political turmoil and instability that visited Lahore watered the British appetite to expand into the Punjab. In the absence of any capable leadership, a situation existed that was highly vulnerable to interference from …

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