1977 - 1988
The Rules of Democracy

1977 - 1984

1977 - 1984 Events Russian Invasion
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In 1979, Russian forces invaded Afghanistan. Communism came to the threshold of Pakistan when forces led by Babrak Karmel overthrew the Government of Afghanistan. Some 120,000 Russian troops entered Afghanistan…

1977 - 1984 Events referendum rally
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General Zia wanted to establish a pseudo-democracy in Pakistan, with a continuation of him as President under a civilian setup. Zia took a number of steps in this direction; the…

1985 - 1988

1977 - 1988 Ombudsman
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The 1973 Constitution of Pakistan envisaged a Parliamentary System of government, with the balance of power tilted towards the Prime Minister. The President could not exercise his powers without the…