21 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 25, 1435
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Overview of major power players in Pakistan

Pakistan — a country currently in its sixth decade — is one of the very few countries to have witnessed various coup de tats by military, dissolution of the constituent assemblies by the presidents and over three wars with neighboring India.

The battle of power, amongst different state institutions, has affected the constitution and governance of the country greatly. The army, government and judiciary were seen to be at crossroads since the time of the country’s establishment, each rarely being supportive of the other.

Moreover, the emergence and boom of private TV channels further changed the rules of the game. The evolution of Pakistani media gave rise to another stakeholder in the ‘power game’ which like its predecessors developed the power to influence the people and establishment of Pakistan.

Dawn.com presents a concise synopsis of the major political events, entailing changes in the power structure of Pakistan, that altered the history.

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