ISLAMIC SOCIALISM AND THE UPSURGE OF PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY

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Dr.Benish Khan
Dr.Zahid Mahmood

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The paper deals with Islamic Socialism and the rise of Pakistan People’s Party. This research gives better understanding for the rise of PPP on the basis of its slogan “Islamic Socialism” and tries to explain that how the regime of Bhutto manipulated Islam in order to rule for as long as he can. PPP tried to amalgamate Islam with western philosophy of Socialism which was only cosmetic as it was in theory but not in practice.  Islam is the only shadow and umbrella of politics in Pakistan and it harmed the political culture in Pakistan.


The wrong implementation of that philosophy led the country towards many crises after 1977 and the slogan of Islamic socialism by Bhutto was one of the major causes of his downfall. The manipulation of religion in Pakistani politics for the purpose of gaining popularity has discussed in this research, especially with reference to PPP.

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