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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Fragile political landscape in Pakistan: perpetual state of political instability and the consequent failure of democracy in the country


Author(s): Teg Prataap Singh Sandhu

Abstract: The basic ideals of democracy such as free and fair elections, decree of elected representatives, and constitutional governance have been missing from the political structure in Pakistan. Over the course of its independence the polity in Pakistan has been dominated by the military and the occasional occurrences of quasi democratic governments. The occasional quasi democracies or puppet governments either voluntarily or due to coercion have served the Pakistani military. As a result of the constant military interventions, the basic ideals of democracy such as Free Media, free and fair elections, Constitutional governance, tolerance, freedom of speech have been significantly damaged which has led to failure of democracy in the country. Poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, religious extremism, domination of certain aristocrats and military interventions have emerged as a consequence which has led to the rotting of the Pakistani state and it being regarded as a ‘failed state’.

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Teg Prataap Singh Sandhu. Fragile political landscape in Pakistan: perpetual state of political instability and the consequent failure of democracy in the country. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2021;3(2):163-167.
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