Empirically Studying Pakistan’s Democracy and its Political Maneuvering: A Study of 1970 General Elections
Empirical evidences reveal political fluctuation in Pakistan’s history. Almost, this political fluctuation is dominated by military regime(s). The military’s dominant role in Pakistan’s politics repressed for the first time in General Ayub Khan’s regime when publically accepted general elections of 1970s were held. The study empirically uncovers various political dynamics which fetched the political leadership to a hard standing while strengthening the country’s democracy. Nevertheless, the paper primarily focuses the repercussions of the so called free and fair elections of 1970s. Likewise, it also observes the political commitments of the politicians for establishing a sound political culture in the country during the period under review. Also, the paper views whether Pakistan People’s Party could be considered as main actor behind restoring the county’s democracy in the mentioned political epoch or not? It also skims findings of various researches conducted in the same academic manners.