IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(3): 274-277 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.243

The Role of Benazir Bhutto in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy: An Analysis

Amir Ahmed Khuhro and Ali Nawaz Soomro
Abstract—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 Zia-ulHaq.

Index Terms—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: amir.khuhro@salu.edu.pk).
Ali Nawaz Soomro is with Teaching Assistant, M. Phil Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan (e-mail: alinawaz.soomro@salu.edu.pk).
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[2].

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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.

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