Another elected government in Pakistan dived into the pages of history. Unlike its predecessors, this time the civilian regime completed its constitutional tenure of five years. Considering the bleak chances associated with the survival of elected representatives, the outgoing parliamentarians do deserve an appreciation for moving through all thick and thin.
2013 is the ‘year of elections’ in many parts of the world. Pakistanis will also reach the ballot box for constituting a new parliament. The country is expecting to witness the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power under the amended constitution and reformed Election Commission. History suggests that the coveted change, perhaps, has been initialized. March 16, 2013 marks an unprecedented happening in the political history of Pakistan. However, this date (i.e March 16) is attached with various other happenings. I came across a this interesting analysis over social media:
I attempted to design a timeline by sequencing the ‘elected’ assemblies (dictatorial regimes are excluded from the timeline) of Pakistan since her creation.