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The Crisis of Governance in Pakistan: A Critical Analysis of Benazir Bhutto Government (1988-1990)

Bakhtiar Khan, Arif Khan and Irfan Khan
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Bakhtiar Khan: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.
Arif Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.
Irfan Khan: Lecturer,Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 3, 10-19

Abstract: Democratic governance empowers and provides citizens the opportunity to live a life of their free will. Unfortunately, Pakistans democracy is confronted with numerous challenges. Among these challenges, governance issues are worthy of attention. The paper especially focuses on PPPs first tenure under Benazir Bhutto in terms of its commitment to democratic governance. It was expected that the norms of democracy would be strengthened, and the country would never see dictatorial rule again in any manifestation. This paper examines PPPs style of governance keeping in view its fragile position in the parliament and the all-over hostile working environment in the country in 1988-90. Centreprovincial relationship; especially Punjab, has also been taken into account. The study explores Benazirs claims and struggles for strengthening democracy. Furthermore, the paper highlights those factors that made the party to fulfil its commitments and to bring the systm of good governance in Pakistan.

Keywords: Governance; Democracy; Benazir Bhutto; Government and Opposition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R00 Z0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.31703/gpr.2019(IV-III).02

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