Pakistan’s Parliament and Its Role in the Process of Democratization (2008-2013)

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Sidra Akram
Dr. Mughees Ahmed
Dr. Muhammad Azhar


Democratization is the only system, which is not only accepted but also practicable in the modern contemporary world. The fruit of democratization can be grown with the systematic and powerful mechanism of a parliament, and parliament is the basis and supreme law-making institution of any country which is running successfully in different countries. Actually, Parliament is such a mechanism which is a basic tool for the growth and development of democratization. Free and fair elections, political freedom, and votes of citizens are the universal and basic points in the process of democratization. Democracy plays its role for the welfare of society to put into practice. Democracy has the skill to secure the needs of people in the legislative process. Pakistan espoused the system of democracy in the country. Pakistani public and its politicians have an important role in the process of democratization. Constitutional history of Pakistan observed the many militaries and the civilian dictators that shaped many barriers in the evolution of the state’s democratic parliamentary culture. People of Pakistan always had given the red carpet welcome to the government of the military, and military always interrupts the civilian government. This article will discuss the role of democracy and analyzes the problems of democratization in Pakistan. This paper will throw light upon restoring parliamentary democratic procedure after the General elections of 2008, and will also give some key suggestions to strengthen the parliamentary democracy in Pakistan.

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