ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Tahir-ul Qadri Episode

Resilience in Pakistan's Democracy

Tahir-ul Qadri's sudden emergence on the political stage of Pakistan has been correctly interpreted as one which was intended to derail democracy for many years to come rather than to cleanse the government of corrupt practices. The fact that the Allama has failed is a strong testament to how much Pakistan's democracy has evolved in the last five years and the extent to which Pakistan's establishment has been on the retreat. Inadvertently, the Allama's sponsored intrusion may have actually strengthened democracy, not weakened it.

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