Accession Number : ADA156826


Title :   Politics in Pakistan: The Stability of the Zia Regime


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Baxter, Craig


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a156826.pdf


Report Date : 13 May 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : The martial law regime of General Muhammad Ziaul Haq in Pakistan entered the office on July 5, 1977, when Zia and his military associates overthrew the government headed by Zulifigar Ali Bhutto as prime minister. In lasting so long (nearly 8 years) it has exceeded the average life of military regimes by a considerable extent. This report summarizes the political history of the Zia regime. Specific topics include: Urban Groups and the Zia Regime; Rural Groups and the Stability of the Zia Regime; Pakistan's Economic Performance in the 1980s--Implications for political balance; The Military and Security in Pakistan; The Impact of the Afghan Refugees on Pakistan; and the Question of Legitimacy for Zia and His Regime.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *PAKISTAN , SECURITY , RURAL AREAS , HISTORY , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , URBAN AREAS , BALANCE OF POWER , POLITICAL SCIENCE , STABILITY , POLITICAL ALLIANCES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE