Is the presidential system viable for Pakistan?
Recently, some political parties set alarm bells ringing, calling for taking notice of an allegedly organized campaign on social media in support of the presidential form of government. The opposition submitted a resolution in the National Assembly, expressing the resolve to strengthen the parliamentary form of government as provided in the 1973 Constitution. Taking the floor during the NA session on Jan 22, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal condemned this alleged campaign while stating that “We will never allow anyone to impose any such system”. Bol News talks to four top political analysts and asks them if the presidential form of government is feasible in the country.
Dr Huma Baqai, Academic