—Pakistan is a democratic republic but has spent
much time under military rulers, after a few years of
independence Pakistan had faced three martial laws during
1958, 1969, 1977 and latest in 1999 by General Musharraf.
During these martial laws some struggles were also raised
against martial law and for restoration of democracy, even
political parties made alliances against the martial laws, The
aim of the research paper is to analyze the Former Prime
Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto’s policies, politics and
struggle and the role in the in the movement called Movement
for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) and how she fought
against military dictator and mobilized the peoples of Pakistan
to get their rights during dictatorship of General Muhammad
—Democracy, military, politics, movement,
alliance, election, martial law.
Amir Ahmed Khuhro is with Professor, Department of International
Relations, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan (e-mail:
Ali Nawaz Soomro is with Teaching Assistant, M. Phil Research
Scholar, Department of Political Science, Shah Abdul Latif University,
Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
In this way Pakistan lost its big portion of its East Wing. In this
connection, On December 20th 1971 President General Yahya Khan
resigned, in the result Zulifquar Ali Bhutto became the new President and
Civilian Chief Martial Law administrator of Pakistan.
Cite:Amir Ahmed Khuhro and Ali Nawaz Soomro, "The Role of Benazir Bhutto in the Movement for the
Restoration of Democracy: An Analysis," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 274-277, 2013.