West Punjab was a province of Pakistan from 1947 to 1955. The province covered an area of 160,622 km², including much of the current Punjab province and the Islamabad Capital Territory, but excluding the former princely state of Bahawalpur. The capital was the city of Lahore and the province was composed of four divisions (Lahore, Sargodha, Multan and Rawalpindi). The province was bordered by the Indian states of East Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to the east, the princely state of Bahawalpur to the south, the provinces of Balochistan and Sindh to the southwest, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to the northwest, and Azad Kashmir to the northeast.
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... Today the term West Punjab is used in Pakistan to describe the western part of Pakistan's Punjab province, while in India it is often used to refer to Pakistani Punjab ...
... The Punjab was partitioned into West Punjab and East Punjab, with the former joining Pakistan and the latter India ... In Pakistan, the first governor of West Punjab was Sir Francis Mudie ... In 1955, the province of West Punjab was dissolved, and became Punjab province ...
... The Sikhs made tremendous contributions to Punjab from 1857 to 1947 ... Lahore, the capital of undivided Punjab, had thriving Sikh neighborhoods ... The partition of Punjab between India and Pakistan was a seminal tragedy for Sikhs ...
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“I see my light come shining
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