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Stamps issued: 1947-PRESENT

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9p Gilgit Mountains single

Republic in south-central Asia. Pakistan was formed in 1947 from the predominantly Moslem areas of India. In April 1971, Eastern Pakistan seceded and, in December 1971, after the Indo-Pakistani War, became independent as the Republic of Bangladesh. Tension with India has remained at a high level since the two countries became independent, and a number of wars have resolved little. Both nations maintain relatively large military forces and effective, if rudimentary, nuclear arsenals.

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Precedent Country:

Stamps issued: 1947-1949

Prior to 1947 see India

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12a Palace Sadiq single

A state of Pakistan. In 1947, the Moslem emir declared independence from India and joined Bahawalpur to Pakistan.

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