Independence and background of Pakistan.
Quaid-i-Azam as first governor general of Pakistan.
Liaquat Ali Khan as first Prime Minister
Indian Independence Act, 1947
The Interim Constitution, 1947
First Constituent Assembly, 1947-54
Constitution Making, 1947-56
The Objectives’ Resolution, 1949
The Reports of the Basic Principles Committee, 1950-1952
Dissolution of the First Constituent Assembly and the court cases on the dissolution, the Doctrine of Necessity, 1954-55
The Second Constituent Assembly, 1955-56
The One Unit Scheme; the Formulation of the Constitution, 1956
The 1956 Constitution: Main Features
Working of Parliamentary System, 1947- 1958
The Ayub Khan Regime
Martial Law Administration and its major policies
The Constitution of 1962 .
The Yahya Regime
Martial Law Administration, major policies, the Legal Framework Order and the elections
The East Pakistan crisis.
Yaha Khan LFO
Bhutto period, Reforms, Immediate steps, Foreign policy, 1973 constitution, Downfall causes
Pakistan, since its birth, has been facing constant political and constitutional crises, where parliamentary democracy is yet to be established on firm footing. Therefore, it is important to study the constitutional and political development of Pakistan. The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the nature and direction of the constitutional and political development of Pakistan. A special focus shall be on the role of the political leadership and that of military-bureaucratic leadership in the political institutionalization in Pakistan.
Course Learning Outcomes
After studying this course, the students will be able to:
Understand the constitutional and political issues and problems and the causes of the dilemma of parliamentary democracy in Pakistan.
Comprehend the working of the administrative and political machinery
Analyze the security dilemmas of Pakistan
History of Pakistan
causes of separation
Quaid Azam and initial problems
ideology of Pakistan
foreign policy of Liaqat Ali khan
struggle for constitutional
reforms of Ayub
ayub khan and its rule
downfall of Ayub Khan
Ayub Local government
parliamentary period failures
Book Title : struggle for Pakistan
Author : Aysha Jalal
Edition : 2014
Publisher : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press