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Withered Democracy In Pakistan – The Role Of The Deep

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Chair: Dr William Crawley, Senior Research Fellow


Held in light of the recent judgement by Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualifying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office, regarded by most observers as a judicial coup d’ état.


Senate House, London (UK).


Thursday, 17 August 2017 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm BST


Dr. C Christine Fair

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service

Professor Marie Lall

Chair in Education and South Asian Studies, Institute of Education, University College

Burzine Waghmar

Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS & Member of the Centre for the Study of Pakistan, SOAS

Dr Farzana Shaikh

Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

Professor Lawrence Saez

Professor in the Political Economy of Asia, School of Oriental & African Studies

Withered Democracy In Pakistan - The Role Of The Deep State At Senate House, London

Five eminent British and American academics unanimously slammed Pakistan’s sham democracy at a recent seminar held at London University. The event, entitled Withered Democracy in Pakistan – the Role of the Deep State’, was organised by The Democracy Forum, whose president is Lord Charles Bruce, a member of the International Academic Advisory Board at the International Academic Forum (IAFOR).


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