ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Pakistan s Decade of the Generals

In his first address to the nation as Chief Martial Law Administrator on July 5, 1977, General Zia-ul-Haq came across as incompetent, unimpressive and inexperienced. Ten years later Zia is today acknowledged as Pakistan's most astute politician who has controlled the political opposition like a master puppeteer To understand this metamorphosis the changes in Pakistan's economy, society and politics, in the role of the military and in the affairs of the region as a whole need to be analysed.

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