Democratic governance empowers and provides citizens the
opportunity to live a life of their free will. Unfortunately,
Pakistans democracy is confronted with numerous challenges. Among these
challenges, governance issues are worthy of attention. The paper especially
focuses on PPPs first tenure under Benazir Bhutto in terms of its
commitment to democratic governance. It was expected that the norms of
democracy would be strengthened, and the country would never see
dictatorial rule again in any manifestation. This paper examines PPPs style
of governance keeping in view its fragile position in the parliament and the
all-over hostile working environment in the country in 1988-90. Centreprovincial relationship; especially Punjab, has also been taken into account.
The study explores Benazirs claims and struggles for strengthening
democracy. Furthermore, the paper highlights those factors that made the
party to fulfil its commitments and to bring the systm of good governance in
1-Bakhtiar Khan: Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan. 2-Arif Khan: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan. 3-Irfan Khan: Lecturer,Department of Political Science, University of Buner, Swari, KP, Pakistan.
Governance, Democracy, Benazir Bhutto, Government and Opposition