The Regime of Ayub Khan and Pakistani Society


  • Muhammad Kamran Khan Department of Political Science, University of Karachi



Corruption, Political and Constitutional History, Democracy, Economic Growth


Ayub Khan Era played a significant role in Pakistan political and constitutional history. He introduced Elective Bodies Disqualification Order (EBDO) and Public Offices Disqualification Order (PODO) to contain the corruption and nepotism. He also introduced basic democracy system to transfer of power at grass root level. The main objective this study is to evaluate regime of Ayub Khan and impact of Pakistani society. He introduced the Basic Democratic System (B.D System) the purpose of this form of government were to elect the president and the member of parliament through electoral system. In 1964 the presidential election were held by the government unfortunately conspiracy against Muhtarma Fatima Jinnah was not won and she lost the seat. The era of Gen. Ayub Khan confronts the Indo-Pak war in 1965 which ends thorough the declaration of Tashkent, a peace agreement on 10th January 1966. The regime of Ayub Khan in (1958-68) was known as golden economic era because his economic growth, prosperity and the growing status of Pakistan on superior level on world's stage in his regime although politically he faced failure due to the inferiority of Eastern Pakistan, sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman presented six points which was formal as a conspiracy to break the country. In Agar Tala conspiracy case Mujeeb-ur-Rehman was arrested and put in prison, due to the situation in East Pakistan got worse and finally, General Ayub Khan said good bye and instead of handing over to the public representatives, it




How to Cite

Khan, M. K. (2018). The Regime of Ayub Khan and Pakistani Society. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 8(1), 41–52.