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Emerging challenges to democracy —Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi

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hasanaskriIf the PPP and some other political leaders could benefit from the NRO, let the president use his constitutional powers to provide relief to the PMLN, which will definitely reduce the growing polarisation in the political systemPakistan’s nascent democracy is threatened by the planned effort of the lawyers’ movement and some political parties to challenge the government in the streets. These groups have decided to adopt extra-parliamentary methods to advance their political agenda at a time when parliament is functioning. It seems they have lost confidence in parliament and want to advance their partisan agenda by returning to the traditional Pakistan politics of acrimony, conflict and free-for-all –struggle.Read More »Emerging challenges to democracy —Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi