1977 - 1988 Events
The Rules of Democracy

1977 - 1984

1977 - 1984 Events Russian Invasion

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

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

1985 - 1988 Events Ombudsman

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…