Pakistan: History


  1. 1947

    After the British rule ended, India split into separate states, creating the Muslim states of East Pakistan and West Pakistan.

  2. 1971

    A Civil war between East and West Pakistan begins after East Pakistan attempts to withdraw from the union between the two states. India intervenes in support of East Pakistan, which eventually led to East Pakistan breaking away and becoming Bangladesh

  3. 1991

    Islamic Sharia law is formally incorporated into the country's legal code. 

  4. 2004

    Pakistan is readmitted into the British Commonwealth.

  5. 2007

    Pakistan sign an agreement with India in order to mitigate the risk of a nuclear war.

  6. 2008

    Seeking to stabilize the economy and overcome its debt crisis, Pakistan is granted a $7.6 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.

  7. 2012

    The United States cuts $33 million of aid to Pakistan over the jailing of a Pakistani civilian who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden. 

Sources:

BBC News
Britannica

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