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Pakistan was born as the creation of elite Urduspeaking Muslims who sought to govern a state that would maintain their dominance. After rallying nonUrdu speaking leaders around him Jinnah imposed a unitary definition of the new nation state that obliterated linguistic diversity. This centralisation justified by the Indian threat fostered centrifugal forces that resulted in Bengali secessionism in 1971 and Baloch as well as Mohajir separatisms today. Concentration of power in the hands