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

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Pakistan Dim Prospects of Fair and Free Elections

and Free' Elections ON July 5, Pakistan celebrated the eleventh anniversary of General Zia-ul Haq's coup which ousted Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on a night which now seems snugly engulfed in .history July 5 is also the thirty-sixth day of Zia's second coup, in which he ousted Mohammad Khan Junejo, an unknown man from the small town of Sindhri, in the heart of Sind. There are only two similarities between Bhutto and Junejo. They both came from Sind, and both were dismissed from office by the same man. Here the similarities end. We know why Bhutto was dismissed, but the very surprising thing is that even after thirty-six days, no political analyst has been able to come up with some concrete facts and has been able to base his analysis on something solid. Most of what has been said and is being written is based on cither hearsay, speculation, or at best, on what can be called "an indication of what we think is the real situation".

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