On this day in history, August 15, 1947, India and Pakistan gained independence:
74th Independence Day of Pakistan “The Indian Independence Bill, which separated the independent nations of India and Pakistan from the former Mughal Empire, came into force at midnight on August 15, 1947. The long-awaited agreement ended 200 years of British rule and It was hailed as ‘the best practice of the British nation’ by Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi.14 August Independence Day
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Note: From the Express Tribune, was Pakistan created on August 14 or 15?
From the Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Pakistan, Introduction, Background:
“The 1947 separation of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with western and eastern parts) and predominantly Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars and a limited conflict – 1947-48, in 1965, and 1999 respectively – over the disputed territory of Kashmir. East Pakistan became a separate country of Bangladesh.14 August Independence Day.