and the armed forces has long been seen as an impediment to democracy and progress.
New ways forward
for late July.
"Completion of this tenure is a success story for democracy in Pakistan
Despite the Taliban's continued threats against the ANP and the Bilour family, Haroon
democracy, say analysts and the general public.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
for that constituency has not yet been announced.
Militants fear democracy
The TTP claimed
between civilian governments and the armed forces has long been seen as an impediment to democracy
"In any civilised democracy, half the population ought not be disenfranchised
exercise as the democratic elements won't feel secure," he said.
Militants reject democracy
democracy," he told Pakistan Forward, adding that it will be impossible for militants to carve out a niche
, classes and genders in pursuit of true democracy," tweeted rights activist Jibran Nasir
The briefing marks a "historic day for democracy and civil-military relations in Pakistan", Senator Mushahid
, describing such acts as "immoral" and against the spirit of democracy.
Two recent incidents
is to continue her fight for human rights and democracy," tweeted Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala
. Pakistan's struggles with terrorism have strengthened its commitment to democracy. [FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP