THE NATIONAL AWAMI PARTY (NAP) AND ITS ROLE IN NATIONAL POLITICS OF PAKISTAN

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  • RABIA ISLAM

Abstract

The National Awami Party was a left oriented party also suspected of harboring Irredentist claims of Afghanistan on the Pakhtoon area. During the second military regime (1969-1971) both the Eastern and western wings of the National Awami Party had been banned. When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto took over as Chief Martial Law Administrator and President, he lifted the ban on NAP the same day. PPP led by Bhutto needed the NAP to frame a consensus on the Constitution and was also left oriented. The NAP formed provincial governments in Balochistan and NWFP with governors also from their parties but the alliance did not hold and most of the NAP leaders faced arrest and formed the most formidable component of the Pakistan National Alliance which toppled the PPP government in 1977 During the 11 years of military rule although their leaders were released the NAP had a limited role in politics

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2022-06-30

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RABIA ISLAM. (2022). THE NATIONAL AWAMI PARTY (NAP) AND ITS ROLE IN NATIONAL POLITICS OF PAKISTAN. Quarterly Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, 70(2). Retrieved from http://phs.com.pk/index.php/phs/article/view/227

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