Pakistan – Rhetorical Democracy

The so called civilian (farce) democracy

They also expressed gratitude to the military for brokering the agreement and thereby “averting a grave national disaster”.

Since 1988, when a form of controlled democracy was introduced in Pakistan, the military is widely believed to have worked behind the scenes to prevent elected governments from making independent decisions on security and foreign policy. Common tactics to challenge the legitimacy of the politicians include corruption proceedings and Islamist street power.

Pakistan Islamists call off protests after minister resigns

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