Unionist Party (Punjab)
The Unionist Muslim League, also known simply as the Unionist Party was a political party based in the province of Punjab during the period of British rule in India. The Unionist Party mainly represented the interests of the landed gentry and landlords of Punjab, which included Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs. The Unionists dominated the political scene in Punjab from World War I to the independence of South Asia, its division into India and Pakistan (and the partition of the province) in 1947.
... for Pakistan grew more intense, political loyalties in the Punjabwere reshaped on religious lines ... the two independent dominions of India and Pakistan, Punjabwas itself partitioned between the two new countries, with the Muslim-majority West Punjabforming part of Pakistan, and the Hindu/Sikh-majority East Punjab ... The UnionistParty's diverse pan-provincial organisation was destroyed, with Muslim Unionistsintegrating themselves into the Muslim League the party ...
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