28 January, 2021

Pakistan Is On Gradual Path To Democratisation

The dent in Nawaz Sharif’s electoral power, engineered with much care, has boosted Imran Khan’s position in the forthcoming election in Pakistan.

Pakistan Is On Gradual Path To Democratisation

In less than ten days, Pakistanis will elect a new government. This is the third general election in the past decade and there will be a peaceful transfer of power after July 25. This is cause for celebration, since democratic discontinuity has been a perennial theme of Pakistan’s history. If anything, Pakistan’s democracy has made progress and there is a consensus on the continuation of the democratic project. As is the case with most transitional polities, this is not an easy transformation.

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