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The West Pakistan Bill had been passed, East Bengal is renamed East Pakistan

October, 1955

The west wing provinces of the Punjab, Baluchistan, Sindh, and NWFP are grouped into one unit called West Pakistan. The West Pakistan Bill had been passed, a fortnight earlier, to give a rational basis of equality between the two wings. East Bengal is renamed East Pakistan.

United Front Government dismissed

March – October, 1954:

The Bengali dominated United Front Government is dismissed by the Governor General of Pakistan because of apparently seditious remarks made by its Chief Minister A. K. Fazlul Huq. The Governor General imposes his direct rule in East Pakistan. Later the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan is also dissolved, and Mohammed Ali Bogra forms a government without a parliament. The Army’s Chief of Staff Ayub Khan becomes the Defense Minister.

Source: Uttorshuri