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Empowering Political Executive: Analysing Government-Opposition Relations Amidst Constitutional Development During Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Regime

Arif Khan, Bakhtiar Khan and Saif Ul Islam
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Arif Khan: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science,University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.
Bakhtiar Khan: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science,University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.
Saif Ul Islam: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science,University of Buner, KP, Pakistan.

Global Political Review, 2019, vol. 4, issue 4, 1-10

Abstract: The era of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is characterized by sensational and dramatic political developments. As the post-1972 developments revealed, Bhuttos style of politics was quite different from what he had been projecting ever since 1967. The PPP was lacking the collaborative working mechanism. The opposition leaders sensed undemocratic treatment all the time. The PPP victory in the firstever general elections of 1970 afforded to the party an opportunity to make a new beginning. A change in the attitude of the party leadership, however, did not allow the ship of the nation to sail smoothly. This paper evaluates the performance of the PPP government with reference regarding constitutional development when PPP was in power. The purpose is to determine whether or not the PPP style of politics was in line with the spirit of the Constitution and under the established principles of democracy.

Keywords: Constitutional Development; Amendments; Parliamentary System; Provincial Autonomy 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-IV).01

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