Dominion of Pakistan

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"God Save the Queen"
Capital Karachi
Languages Urdu, English
Government Constitutional monarchy
King/Queen of Pakistan
 •  1947–52 George VI
 •  1952–56 Elizabeth II
 •  1947–48 Muhammad Ali Jinnah
 •  1948–51 Khawaja Nazimuddin
 •  1951–55 Malik Ghulam Muhammad
 •  1955–56 Iskander Mirza
Prime Minister
 •  1947–51 Liaquat Ali Khan
 •  1951–53 Khawaja Nazimuddin
 •  1953–55 Muhammad Ali Bogra
 •  1955–56 Chaudhry Muhammad Ali
Historical era Cold War
 •  Independence 14 August 1947
 •  Indo-Pakistani War 1947–48
 •  Constitution 1956
Currency Pakistani rupee
Preceded by
Succeeded by
British Raj
Islamic Republic of Pakistan

The Dominion of Pakistan was an independent federal dominion in South Asia that was created in 1947 in the partition of British India into two sovereign dominions (the other being the Union of India).

The dominion included modern-day Pakistan (called West Pakistan) and Bangladesh (East Pakistan). It was supposed to be a homeland for the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent. It became the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1956. The eastern part of the country became independent as the People's Republic of Bangladesh in 1971.