Mr. Malaiz Daud (EFSAS Research Fellow) speaking during EFSAS Side-event/Webinar - 46th Session of UNHRC
Mr. Malaiz Daud, former Chief of Staff of Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, Research Fellow at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs and Research Fellow at EFSAS, described the anocratic set up of the Pakistani State, being partially a democracy and partially a dictatorship. He described how this so-called ‘hybrid democracy’ of the country is weaved of consecutive cycles of military and semi-democratic rule. While he exemplified how the Army rules the country directly and indirectly and has established a perception that it is more capable than the democratic government to deliver social and physical goods, the Military Establishment of Pakistan currently finds itself challenged, especially by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and non-violent & violent insurgencies such as the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Mr. Malaiz Daud speaking during EFSAS Side-event/Webinar on the sidelines of 46th Session of UNHRC