Q- How can you say that Pakistan was not exercising democracy when General Musharraf was ruling?
Answer- In October 1999, General Musharaff led a military coup in Pakistan.
- He overthrow the democratic form of government and declared himself the ‘Chief Executive’ of the country.
- Later, General Musharaff changed his designation to that of a president and in the year 2002, he held a referendum in the country that granted him a five-year extension.
- Pakistani media and several democracy activists said that referendum held by General Musharaff was totally based on fraud and malpractices.
- People may have elected their representatives to the national or provincial assemblies but those elected representatives are not the actual rulers. They cannot take any decision.
- The power to take the final decision is given to the army officials and General Musharaff. None other people can take the final decision and none of them are elected by the people.
Class 9th Important Questions
- Giving an example of Zimbabwe, show how laws were made by one single ruler
- What is the role of the Cabinet Ministers in a democracy?
- How is the Rule of Law considered the foundation of any democracy?
How can you say that Pakistan was not exercising democracy when General Musharaf was ruling?
General Musharaf led a military couple in Pakistan in the year 1999. After this, he took all the powers in his hand and declared himself as the chief executive. In Musharaf’s rule, people may have had the right to elect their representatives but those elected representatives are not the actual rulers. They cannot take any decision.
How can you say that Pakistan was not exercising democracy,
In the year 1999 Pakistan was not exercising democracy because in October 1999 General Musharraf held a military coup and took all the power in his hand. He declared himself the Chief Executive of Pakistan and started ruling over Pakistan.