Safdar Mahmood holds a doctorate in Political Science and is a prominent research scholar. He has been a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science in Government College and a visiting professor to the Department of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, teaching post-graduate classes and guiding research programmes.He has served in various departments, attended many international conferences and conducted several programmes on radio and TV. He has published many articles in research journals of international repute, and contributes regularly to leading newspapers.
Since its inception, Pakistan has had a number of rulers who, on assuming power, vowed to create democratic institutions but ended up establishing dictatorship of one kind or another. They left unresolved the political and constitutional problems facing the country. All along, the people extended their wholehearted support to them: it was the leaders who failed the people. Thus the travails and tribulations of Pakistan can be said to be crises of leadership.
This book, covering developments in Pakistan up to the election of Benazir Bhutto as Prime Minister, analyses dispassionately the economic, political and constitutional problems that arose in the wake of the country’s independence.
It attempts to suggest solutions in accordance with the people’s aspirations. An indepth study is made of the various factors involved in the present crisis: constitutional developments, role of political parties and foreign policy issues, among others. The book is a valuable addition to the existing literature on Pakistan’s history and politics.
Publisher: STERLING PUBLISHERS