Decade of Judicial Politics in Pakistan: 2008-2018

  • Salahuddin Abro University Teacher
  • Prof. Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito University Professor
Keywords: Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Constitutionalism, Disqualification, Parliamentary Democracy


A historical summary of the judiciary's role in undermining Pakistan's democratic process is the aim of this article. To give a thorough analysis of the activism of the judicial and its effects on democracy, establishing a suitable point of view can be aided by a quick historical overview that judicial interference has played a significant role in Pakistani politics throughout its political history. Throughout Pakistan's political and constitutional history, other institutions have repeatedly killed political rights in the country. In Pakistan's political history, there have been many examples of the military or bureaucratic establishment dissolving elected assemblies in an undemocratic way, often with the support of the judiciary. The goal of this research is to determine whether successful democracies and the theory of separation of powers are related. The theory of separation of powers, which has been applied to this inquiry, states that the allocation of power among the three branches of government is the primary cause of a weak democracy. This study is conducted using the qualitative technique. Moreover, the content analysis method is used to get the historical underpinnings of particular issues.

How to Cite
Salahuddin Abro, & Prof. Dr. Imdad Hussain Sahito. (2024). Decade of Judicial Politics in Pakistan: 2008-2018. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 5(1), 47-55.