Do Pakistan have a democracy?
A democratic government has to satisfy 4 conditions: unbroken writ of a durable constitution, by-and-large free and fair elections, smooth transition of governments, and most importantly Civilian rule.
1. Three constitutions have been drafted since 1947 in Pakistan.
2. Three times, the military of Pakistan has taken over the government - 1958, 1977, 1999.
3. In the history of Pakistan, there was never a time when a civilian government completed its full term, held elections and transferred power.
This is the fourth time, democracy is being tried: 1956, 1972, 1988, 2008. My best wishes to Pakistanis, that this time, it holds.
reasons for failure of democracy in pakistan? reasons for failure of democracy in pakistan? Read More
Pakistan has parliamentary democracy, with Prime Minister. Read More
There is no king in Pakistan. Pakistan is a country of democracy, not absolutism nor dictatorship. Read More
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Fragile national solidarity is one explanation given for why democracy failed in Pakistan. Another is the incredible power and influence of the military. Read More
Currently Pakistan is being governed by a democratic government. This government can be called democratic because this government has been chosen by the people of Pakistan. Read More
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I think they have a dictator or a representative democracy. Read More
A parliamentary democracy Govt, owned by the people's Party Read More
It will take about 100 years in Pakistan. Read More
Because Democracy means, Power of the people. When all the people are helping Terrorists, How can democracy survive? Read More
India is politically much better and politically stable than Pakistan. Frequent dismissals of democracy has shattered the political structure of Pakistan Read More
Because of the nations religious beliefs and deeply rooted political past. Read More
Yes in principle Pakistan is Democratic. But, due to corruption, low education and military influence, it's not real democracy like UK or US. Read More
Shahid Hamid has written: 'Rule of law and democracy in Pakistan' Read More
Pakistan is purportedly a democratic country. However, corruption, sectarian violence and vote rigging, electoral violence and killings and the occasional army dictatorship mean that it is hard for others to see Pakistan as a fully functioning democracy. Read More
India has several neighbors: Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Immediately, we can remove China and Myanmar from any discussion of democracy since these are both authoritarian regimes. Pakistan is a quasi-democracy and quasi-junta while Bhutan is a near-absolute monarchy. However, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka have democracy, even if it is tenuous in each. Read More
Pakistan's democracy has had a varied past, being established and disbanded during time of troubles. Currently, this is the fourth democratic era, beginning when the military power called general elections in 2008. Read More
The type of democracy in which the legislature elects a prime minister is called a Westminster system. Current countries using this system include Australia, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia. Read More
Pakistan has a parliamentary form of democracy. People elect MNA from their constituencies. These MNA elect a Prime minister who runs the government. President is head of country, but it is a ceremonial post, just like Queen of England. Read More
Pakistan has a large population of Muslims and it is a nuclear power. It has one of the strongest world armies. It has greatly influenced by dictatorship and military interference and due to which its democracy becomes weak. This country has a great potential to grow. Read More
M. Nazrul Islam has written: 'Pakistan and Malaysia' -- subject(s): Economic policy, Politics and government 'Consolidating Asian democracy' -- subject(s): Democracy, Politics and government Read More
Under a state of transition towards multi-party Islamist democracy. Libya is a conservative Muslim country, so most likely that Libya's new form of government will be most similar to Pakistan more than Indonesia/Turkey. Read More
Obviously this is a question asking for opinions, so take any opinion, including mine, with a grain of salt. Pakistan needs secularism and irreligion much more than it needs democracy. Pakistan's traditional cultures will constantly drag it into conflict with modernity. The state needs to create a modern, young, educated population that can actively engage with the world and bring peace and jobs to Pakistan. If it takes a dictator to achieve this, then that… Read More
One should know and make the difference, otherwise some readers will be missinformed and they get an incorrect answer and from there a wrong impression. Here is the clarification: Pakistan is called: Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is a member of the UN as "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". So by name Pakistan is not called Federal Republic. Pakistan has adopted Federal system of governance, some times after East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was splitted from it… Read More
This is because it is a democracy surrounded by so many rogue countried.....Myanmar....pakistan with the control in the hands of military....china with its communism.....afghanistan.... Read More
Pyar Ali Allana was a politician from Karachi, Pakistan. Allana was one of the founders of the Movement for Restoration of Democracy. He passed away on December 30, 2004. Read More
After gaining independence from Britain in 1947, Pakistan entered its first democratic era (1947-1958) with a parliamentary democracy. Liaquat Ali Khan became the first prime minister, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah became the first governor-general. Read More
The people did not come upon democracy iin their own time. It was forced on them by the americans. Id be pretty resistent to if someone forced their way of llife on me. O wait I live in american ppl try to do that all the time and it pisses me off. Imagin how the pakistani ppl, feel. Read More
No, because the Taliban wants Pakistans Nukes. Who knows what they will do with them? Jack Dombrowski, genius, said "We must not let the Taliban get Pakistans nukes" Read More
National Purpose as defined by the Constitution is "To strive for a democratic order based on the principles of Quran and Sunnah." The "Democracy" and "Islamic Ideology" are therefore two main components of national purpose Read More
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Nadeem Shafiq Malik has written: 'The politics of opposition in Pakistan' -- subject(s): Politics and government, Political parties, Opposition (Political science), Democracy Read More
Gen. Ayub took power. Became President. Created <basic democracy>. In 1968-69 he celebrated <decade of reforms>. Read More
It is like selecting between worse and worst, but anyday democracy is better than dictator People don't understand that Musharaf actually wanted to make Pakistan a better counrty, for example Musharaf funded universitys in Pakistan but when zathari (the lulo) came he cut off those funds for himself. Musharaf had his fault but he was a better president. Zardari is bad NOT Musharaf Read More
Among the many countries that have parliamentary democracies are the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Australia, Barbados, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, and South Africa Read More
because in pakistan general mussaraf led a military coup in october 1999. he overthrew democratically elected goverent and declares himseif the cheif executive of the country. later he changes his designation to president and in 25002 held a referendum . he used dirty tricks and malpractices to win the referendum. Read More
Define regular democracy. A democracy is a government by the people. A direct democracy is a type of democracy. Read More
It is not a military administered country but a democracy. But it is a bitter reality that it has been governed mostly by the military dictators. Read More
The democracy in ancient Athens was a direct democracy. The democracy in the United States was a representative democracy. Read More
They don't. Nobody in Pakistan celebrates Pakistan Day. I live in Pakistan and this is the first time I heard about this. There is no such thing as Pakistan Day. Only Independence day is celebrated in Pakistan. Read More