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What is Democracy? Challenges for Democracy in Pakistan
This article aims to explore what democracy is and what
are the key tools for the success of democracy.
Democracy is a famous form of government in contemporary world
politics. There are few key characteristics of true democracy, for instance;
free and fair elections, the role of media, education, judiciary, political
parties, and religious tolerance, etc. Pakistan has experienced
authoritative and democratic forms of government since independence.
Many democratic governments have governed the country but despite
that politicians in Pakistan could not provide the basic facilities of life to the
general public. Lack of timely, free and fair elections, the gap between
political elite and public, martial-laws, civil-military relations, lack of
education and awareness in the general public are some key hurdles in
the success of democracy. Therefore, for the success of democracy in
Pakistan, it is also necessary to improve these tools.
PhD scholar, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Research Scholar, Department of Political Science, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Syed Umair Jalal
MPhil Scholar, Department of Political Sciences, University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Democracy, Education, Media, Judiciary, Religious Freedom, Tolerance.