Politics in Pakistan: The Stability of the Zia Regime
DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RESEARCH
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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 Pakistans 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.
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