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West Pakistan
مغربى پاکستان
পশ্চিম পাকিস্তান
Type of subdivision of (the) Former Country

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
"Unity, Discipline, Faith"
Qaumī Tarāna
National Anthem
Location of West Pakistan
Area constituting West Pakistan shown in Red; Princley states and boundaries shown in light colour.
Capital city Karachi (1947–1955)
Lahore (proclaimed)
Islamabad (1965–1970)
Government Parliamentarydominion (1947–58)
Presidential republic (1960–69)
Military government (1969–70)
Chief Ministers
 - 1955–1957 Abdul Jabbar Khan
 - 1957–1958 Abdur Rashid Khan
 - 1958 Muzaffar Ali Kizilbax
 - 1960–1966 Amir Mohammad Khan
 - 1966–1969 Muhammad Musa
 - 1969–1970 Nur Khan
Legislature Legislative Assembly
High Court
Historical era Cold War
 - Independence of Pakistan Established14 August 1947
 - Final settlement22 November 1954
 - Dissolution1 July 1970
Today part of Pakistan
Under martial law.

The province of West Pakistan was created on 14 October 1955 by the merger of the provinces, states and tribal areas of the western wing. The province was composed of twelve divisions and the provincial capital was established at Lahore. The province of East Bengal was renamed East Pakistan with the provincial capital at Dacca. The federal government moved in 1959 from Karachi to Rawalpindi (provisional capital until Islamabad was finished), whilst the federal legislature moved to DACCAview more...