General Zia-ul-Haq and Muhammad Khan Junejo: Confrontation upon Power Sharing

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Anam Saleem
Rabia Rani
Muhammad Waqas


Since the inception of Pakistan, ambitions of political elites and leadership who did not have national stature and potential to tackle the political and social turmoil served the root cause of destabilizing the democratic system of Pakistan. Besides this, relationship among the bureaucracy, military and political elites played pivotal role in setting new trends in the polity of Pakistan. On the other hand, desire for central authority always created rift between Head of the State (President) and Head of the Government (Prime Minister). Whenever power is transferred to new regime, consensus could not be developed between President and Prime Minister over the matter of power sharing and served the root cause of dismissal of the elected governments. The research paper will deal the above mentioned conflict between the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan during 1985-1988. It will explore that why the dealings and relation between both the personalities (General Zia-ul-Haq and M. Khan Junejo) were being soured while the Prime Minister was the nominee of President? It will also reveal the fact that how the disagreement between the superior authorities of the state leads to the removal of the elected government. This piece of research will explore different phases of their relations in detail.

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Saleem, A., Rani, R., & Waqas, M. (2022). General Zia-ul-Haq and Muhammad Khan Junejo: Confrontation upon Power Sharing. Pakistan Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 2(2), 166-181. Retrieved from


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