Pakistan Essay by Peter Pen

This paper discusses the failure of Pakistan to democratize its politics and provide a stable society, despite fifty years of independence.
# 58060 | 1,040 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2004

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This paper explains that democracy in Pakistan has failed because the politics of the country are based on dictatorial democracy and full of corrupt practices. The author points out that the Pakistani society is poverty-stricken; urban sprawl has caused the people to lead miserable lives and, like all poor nations, it is burdened with debt and military rule, seeing little hope of development in the future. The paper states that women in Pakistan have not been given full rights equal to men; they face shocking levels of domestic violence, including acid attacks and burnings by fire, which are estimated to occur in 80 percent of all households in the country.

From the Paper:

"Democracy needs institutions, such as viable political parties, an independent judiciary, a free and responsible press and a professional civil service. Pakistan inherited these from the British, but with elected leaders governing like the worst autocrats elections alone were no guarantee of democracy. Failures of consecutive democratically elected leaders in Pakistan cast serious doubts about reinstating such leaders through fresh elections."

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