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Pakistan Table of Contents




Figure 10. Structure of the Government, 1994

Source: Based on information from Pakistan, Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (as Modified up to 19th March 1985), Islamabad, 1985; and Craig Baxter et al., Government and Politics in South Asia, Boulder, Colorado, 1993, 210.

Pakistan's independence was won through a democratic and constitutional struggle. Although the country's record with parliamentary democracy has been mixed, Pakistan, after lapses, has returned to this form of government. The constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan adopted in 1985 provides for a federal parliamentary system with a president as head of state and a popularly elected prime minister as head of government.

Data as of April 1994