THE IMPACT OF LAWYER’S MOVEMENT ON THE POLITICS OF PUNJAB (2007-2009)
he Lawyers Movement for the restoration of Judiciary brought immense impact on the democratic spirit and Political System of Pakistan, particularly on the Politics of Punjab. General Pervez Musharraf had been ruling dictatorially for around a decade without receiving any resistance from any corner of political system but when he attacked on Judiciary, the bars of the country, civil society, media, political parties and all democratic forces of the state stood for the cause of the independence of the Judiciary. The movement for restoration of judiciary had shaken the political system of Pakistan. Therefore, this movement is not restricted on the restoration of judiciary rather it is spread to the entire political system because due to this movement, Gen. Musharraf allowed the PPP and PML(N) leadership to be backed in the country and joined the political game. The lawyers’ movement had brought tremendous impact on the politics of Punjab, particularly on the results of General Election of 2008 in which the Pro- movement forces won like stunning results of PML(N) in Punjab while the anti-movement parties were rejected by people like PML(Q). It was result of the movement that General Musharraf had hand over the power to the elected government and left the country.
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