Democracy In Pakistan
PMAS-Arid Agriculture University
Table of Contents
1 What is Democracy? 2
1.1 Democracy in Pakistan: 2
1.1.1 Challenges to Democracy in Pakistan: 3
1.1.2 Causes of failure of democracy in Pakistan: 4
1.1.3 Solution for failure of democracy in Pakistan: 5
1.1.4 Comparison of Democracy in Pakistan with Europe: 5
1.1.5 Conclusion: 6
What is Democracy?
According to Paula Becker and Dr. Jean-Aime A. Raveloson
The word ‘democracy’ is a term that comes from Greek and it is made up with two other words demos= People and kratein= to govern, to rule. “Democracy” can then be literally translated by the following terms: Government of the People or Government of the Majority. Democracy, as a State form, is to be distinguished from monarchy, aristocracy and Dictatorship. You may have already heard about the most common definition of democracy:
‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’ (Abraham Lincoln)? To put it another way we can say that a government comes from the people; it is exercised by the people, and for the purpose of the people’s own interests. This description is only a very broad one, to start with, but the pages that follow will explain to you in a more concise way the different facets of democracy.
According to Churchill,
* “Citizens are the most important component of Democracy. They need to strengthen themselves up if they want democracy to be strong. They should choose better people among themselves, who will then run the country for them.”
Democracy in Pakistan:
According to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Quaid-e-Azam,
* “Pakistan is made for the betterment of the people living in it. People will themselves select their Leader and it’s the responsibility of the Leader to fulfill the needs of the people and work day and night for this Motherland.”
* “We need our youth to be politically aware and sensitized towards the Nation building. They are the...