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  Disengaging the Military from Politics in Pakistan - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
He suggested that the one common denominator among the 4 military takeovers in Pakistan has been that the leaders of the coups have always expected their move to be generally accepted by the masses.
Therefore, he suggested that it was important that if the military dictatorship was to organize elections, the members of the caretaker government should not take part in the elections or even leave the country during the elections for the elections to be seen as fair and free.
He urged mainstream political parties to use their grassroots connections and clout at the local level to gain wider support, much like the Mullahs in Pakistan have done.
www.carnegieendowment.org /events/index.cfm?fa=eventDetail&id=925&&prog=zgp&proj=zsa   (765 words)

  Politics & Policy(Colin Powell visits Pakistan)
Pakistan is expecting larger influx of refugees in Pakistan.
Pakistan would not be able to handle this problem at its own and it expects the necessary assistance in meeting the needs of the refugees.
Pakistan and United States have agreed on the formation of a broad-based government in Kabul having representation from the Northern Alliance as well as moderate elements within the folds of Taliban.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2001/issue43/etc5.htm   (802 words)

 Politics of Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pakistan's federal cabinet on April 12, 2006 decided that general elections would be held after the completion of the assemblies constitutional term by the end of 2007 or beginning of 2008.
Pakistan is the second largest Muslim country in terms of population, and its status as a declared nuclear power, being the only Muslim nation to have that status, plays a part in its international role.
Pakistan is also an important member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Pakistan   (2468 words)

 Pakistan: Demographic & Politics - World Affairs Board
That is a stretch of land between Morocco in the west and Pakistan in the east.
Pakistan is an interesting case study for beginning to understand how a fairly large number of its people turned towards these forms of Islam to express their beliefs.
Pakistan was one of the countries to benefit from this development.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=3105   (2046 words)

 Politics of Pakistan - Definition, explanation
After over a year of political wrangling in the bicameral legislature, Musharraf struck a compromise with some of his Parliamentary opponents, giving his supporters the two-thirds majority vote required to amend the constitution in December 2003, retroactively legalizing his 1999 coup and permitting him to remain president if he met certain conditions.
Pakistan is a prominent member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and an active member of the United Nations.
Pakistan pursues an active diplomatic relationship with Iran, and plans are underway to build a Natural Gas pipeline from Iran.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/p/po/politics_of_pakistan.php   (4568 words)

 Pakistan Times | Op-Ed: Taking U-turn on Politics
One loud impression about the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the ex-Premier of Pakistan, is that she happens to be little-bit opportunist in matters of politics.
Given the issues that have dominated the Pakistani politics since decades, the outline of the proposed agreement between the two mainstream parties is enough to prove that they have least to offer in matter of peace and progress.
They have intervened in politics due to existence of a vacuum; the politicians did push them into streets to serve their vested interests and evade their responsibilities vis-à-vis the people of Pakistan.
www.pakistantimes.net /2006/06/10/oped3.htm   (845 words)

 IFES - Pakistan Project
In Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, many women who attempt to become engaged in politics are threatened and fined.
However, the Pakistan government led by President Pervez Musharraf boasts about the high number of women involved in all levels of government, saying it is the highest it has ever been, but they neglect to mention the millions of disenfranchised voters in the country’s Northwest Frontier Province.
A recent social audit conducted by the government of Pakistan’s National Reconstruction Bureau, said that one of the local government’s major flaws is its failure to engage women in the political process.
www.ifes.org /pakistan-project.html?projectid=pakistan_women   (861 words)

 CQ Press : Current Events In Context : Terrorism
Pakistan's first constitution, that of 1956, was passed nine years after independence, and its bumpy passage was marked by a series of crises: the assassination of the first prime minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, the dismissal of the second prime minister, Khwajah Nizamuddin, and the dissolution of the first Constituent Assembly itself.
East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, was more populous than the five provinces of West Pakistan combined, yet the historically dominant western provinces were unwilling to concede proportional representation in the federal legislature to Bengali-speaking easterners.
Following Pakistan's military defeat and the secession of East Pakistan, Yahya Khan ceded power to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, chair of the Pakistan People's Party, who became president with the mandate to revive the political system.
www.cqpress.com /context/articles/wepl_pakistan.html   (1524 words)

 Politics Society
Even one of the BBC's most senior journalists, political pundit Andrew Marr admitted that the corporation was unrepresentative of British society.
The economics and politics of ageing seem to be pulling in different directions and...
Politics could and should be interesting, especially since our future hangs on it...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Society/Politics   (353 words)

 Issues re Pakistan Govt and Politics
Pakistan has been burdened with full-scale wars with India, a strategically exposed northwestern frontier, and a series of economic crises.
But these problems are not unique to Pakistan – all countries in South Asia face these to a greater or lesser extent.
Pakistan govt has been provided with massive economic aid to “secularize” the madrassas.
www.arches.uga.edu /~sga/lectures/govt_pol_pak.htm   (301 words)

 Pickled Politics » Is Pakistan ‘failing’?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Given that Pakistan recently had to deal with a huge earthquake, and is still facing internal turmoil, this is not surprising.
Given that Pakistan is ranked higher than Afghanistan, you would expect to see millions of Pakistanis fleeing to Afghanistan rather than the millions of Afghanis who refuse to leave Pakistan for their relatively better off country.
Not sure if that is good or bad for Pakistan because while he has done some good things, he is also responsible for allowing or building the fallacy that the “religious” parties enjoy the kind of support that would command the level of political representation they have managed to achieve during his tenure.
www.pickledpolitics.com /archives/481   (3444 words)

 Pakistan Link - Letter & Opinion
Ask the same question to an army officer, and one is likely to hear about the misdeeds of the politicians, and the ‘out-of-necessity’ involvement of the army in the politics of Pakistan.
Pakistan army is generally a disciplined and professional force.
With the death of the Quaid in 1948 and the assassination of his lieutenant Liaquat Ali Khan in 1951, the political leadership became rudderless.
www.pakistanlink.com /opinion/2003/Nov03/07/10.html   (1103 words)

 The Turbulent Politics of Pakistan - Associated Content
U.S. Officials observing the portentous affairs of Pakistan Politics and its apparent dilemma for the future of U.S. and Pakistani relations are embracing for a potential setback.
The current relations between Pakistan and the U.S. have been anything but favorable.
Pakistan is already among the world's leading recipients' of U.S. Military Aid with Israel and Egypt.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/333705/the_turbulent_politics_of_pakistan.html   (395 words)

 THE NUCLEAR DIMENSION: Its Context in Confrontational politics of Pakistan
This evaluation should be based on actual history of Pakistan's behaviour towards India in the past 55 years and the motivations and intents as can be reasonably gleaned there from and not on a theoretical understanding of what might have happened elsewhere in the world.
In the first case, in mid 1980s, Pakistan explored the use of nuclear weapons when it was wrongly led to believe in the possibility of an Indian air strike on the uranium enrichment plant at Kahuta.
In Pakistan subsequently this crisis situation was described as the ‘‘Cuban Missile Crisis’’ of the subcontinent.
www.saag.org /papers5/paper413.html   (1308 words)

 Desicritics Category: Politics: Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pakistan organized a covert attack on his palace by Pathani tribesman in order to force his hand but he got word of it literally hours before their arrival.
Pakistan is reportedly keen to use Sri Lanka as a launching pad to destabilize Indiaand#8217;s southern flank.
Politics in Pakistan is rough on failed princelings.
desicritics.org /categories/politics_pakistan.xml   (9940 words)

 IFES - Pakistan
In 2000, Pakistan announced the Devolution Plan, an ambitious campaign to devolve administrative and financial powers from a highly centralized government to local bodies.
The three levels of government are intended to devolve political power, decentralize administrative authority and management functions, and distribute resources at different levels.
In the context of Pakistan’s local government elections, IFES worked with local partners to educate citizens about the upcoming elections and about the role of local government in their lives.
www.ifes.org /pakistan.html   (222 words)

 Pakistan Facts - Politics of Press in Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 ignited headlines around the world, Pakistani journalists have continued to be attacked, jailed, exiled or killed by authorities, local elites or extremist groups.
In a country where movements toward democracy must contend with a powerful radical Islamic movement and a history of army rule, Pakistan's press "largely holds its own under the military government led by Gen. Pervez Musharraf," according to the Manhattan-based Committee to Protect Journalists.
But the committee notes in its most recent summary on Pakistan that harassment by state intelligence agencies and other pressures "have intensified under Musharraf's rule." Pakistan recently has restricted the movements of foreign journalists, who historically have been able to travel freely in the country.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20040126184652642   (880 words)

 Pakistan Facts - Trade Pact With Pakistan Reflects Politics, Not Economics, Critics Say   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, in the short term Pakistan may realize few tangible benefits, and its further progress up the ladder could depend more on politics than on economics.
The White House and Congress lifted trade sanctions that had been imposed in response to Pakistan's testing of nuclear weapons and the coup that brought its military government to power.
Three weeks ago, Pakistan's commerce minister, Humayun Akhtar Khan, said that only about $20 million out of $143 million in potential benefits actually appeared in the first year.
www.pakistan-facts.com /article.php?story=20030702142941628   (609 words)

 Politics of Pakistan
The Pakistan Constitution of 1973[?], amended substantially in 1985 under Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, was suspended by the military government on October 12, 1999.
Pervez Musharraf has committed to return Pakistan to democratic, civilian rule but the implications of his promised structural reforms on the country's previous parliamentary system are unknown.
The Pakistani-administered portion of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region includes Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_Pakistan.html   (573 words)

 PAKISTAN POLITICS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The military leader, who seized power in a bloodless coup in October, says he is committed to building genuine democracy in the country.
General Musharraf made no mention of restoring the national or provincial parliaments that were suspended when he seized power in a coup October 12th.
It's the bureaucratic elite, it's the industrial elite, it's the military elite, it's the religious elite, and it's the political elite.
www.fas.org /news/pakistan/1999/991205-pak1.htm   (379 words)

 Electoral Politics in Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They came in their individual capacities at the invitation of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and their visit was facilitated by the Government of Pakistan.
During the last six years, SAARC non-governmental teams have observed the Pakistan National Assembly elections in 1988 and 1990, the Sri Lanka Presidential election in 1988, the Bangladesh elections in 1991, the Parliamentary elections in Nepal in 1991, and the Lok Sabha elections in India in 1991.
The members of the Observer Group contributed towards writing of the report which was prepared by the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Colombo and jointloy published by the ICES and VIKAS Publishing House Pvt.
www.icescolombo.org /Public/ele-pak.htm   (262 words)

 Pakistan and Politics
This is the second defeat in a row for the political head of the pakistan hockey federation Akhter Rasool.
It is the general feeling that most of pakistans economic planners are basing their thinking on how to increase their own personal worth.
Pakistans economists are well versed in the art of creating new reasons for the same actions.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Lobby/2423/seven.html   (3698 words)

 Politics of Pakistan Summary
Elected heads of state in Pakistan have been overthrown four times by military dictators since Pakistan's founding in 1947.
The last elected leader, Nawaz Sharif, was ousted by Pakistan's chief of the armed forces, General Pervez Musharraf, in October 1...
In recent history, Pakistani political processes have taken place in the framework of a federal republic, where the system of government has at times been parliamentary, presidential, or semi-presidential.
www.bookrags.com /Politics_of_Pakistan   (122 words)

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 Pakistan-Islam and Middle East
Women in Politics News article from Asia Times: This site gives a look into the varied yet crucial role that women have played in politics in Pakistan.
Pakistan's Permanent Mission to the UN Gives links to information about Pakistan (such as Basic Facts,Ministries and Departments, Pakistan and OIC, Pakistan and the NAM, Pakistani Media,Pakistan and SAARC,Pakistan and ECO,Pakistan and D -8 and other Useful sites) as well as speeches and statements made and the important issues being addressed.
Political History of Modern Pakistan This site looks at how the party that is in power today in Pakistan recently came to power and how it began.
www.ou.edu /mideast/country/pakistan.htm   (677 words)

 The politics of Pakistan tour - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The avarice of the Indian breed of politicians is a byword.
The statement that cricket venues in Pakistan other than Peshawar or Karachi are as safe as any in India is unpardonable sacrilege and a slap on the face of the Indian public.
Peshawar and Karachi are safe for one-day matches but not for five-day tests as if terrorists resort to shooting practice on the first day, fine tune their weapons on the second and let go on the third.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/mar052004/edst.asp   (851 words)

 Chowk : Ideas & Identities of India Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Student Politics In Pakistan by Nabeel Khan 07/05/2006 interacts: 4
From the heydays of political activity in the 60s to the politically dormant entity of the 90s, a lot of change has taken place in student attitudes towards political activity.
The politics, which is practiced in Pakistan, has no bearing to the reality that exists in Pakistan and thus, the political debate in Pakistan is limited to a few personal arguments of the political parties in opposition and the government in power.
www.chowk.com /show_article_list.cgi?type=Politics   (405 words)

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