Females in Political Arena of Pakistan: A Historical Review 1947-2013
Females in Political Arena of Pakistan
Keywords:political arena, policymaking, democratic process, parliamentary positions, power corridors
The current study elaborates the detailed view of female leadership in Pakistani political arena. It shows their space and representation in politics of Pakistan and presented a detailed view about females in Pakistani politics from 1947 to 2013. This study also describes their position for political policymaking which defines the context of women’s political empowerment as well as their participation in democratic process. Female leaders’ style of politics and role to strengthen the democratic norms and values has also been debated in context to defined political indicators as well as women empowerment dimensions. The political mentoring and priming of the female leaders and challenging positions for them had also been examined in this study. The study is done by using the qualitative content analysis technique and may enhance the understandings about the females in Pakistani political sphere. The study is concluded as that female political played their role significantly in the democratic and power corridors of Pakistan. Women politicians have served on all parliamentary positions and their role has been well considered. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, was the first female of Islamic world who reached to this position. She was the symbol of female representation in the parliament.
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