PAK302 : Pakistan Studies

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Dr.Arshad S.Karim
Ph. D
University of Punjab

Course Contents

Historical Foundations, Geographical and Social Cultural Foundations, Economic Foundations, Ideological Foundations, Making of Pakistan: Movement for Freedom, Historical Movement, Ideological Movement, Political Movement, Role of Leadership, Shah Waliullah, Shah Abdul Aziz, Sayyied Ahmad Shaheed, Sir Aga Khan, Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar (Khilafat Movement), Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and Aligarh Movement, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Lahore Resolution, 1940 and Aftermath, Foundation of a Nation State of Pakistan, The Infant Nation: Crises and Survival, The First Republic, 1956, The First Military Regime and the Second Republic and the Basic Democracies System,1962, The Second Military Regime, 1970 and the First General Elections: The Awami League and the Pakistan People’s Party, Secession of East Pakistan, Formation of Bangladesh, Advent of Z.A. Bhutto, The Third Republic, 1972, The Fourth Republic, 1973, Socio-Political and Economic Change under Z.A. Bhutto, The Third Military Regime, 1977, Islamization in Pakistan, Advent of Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif for two Years each from 1989-99, The Fourth Military Regime, 1999 and after: Modernization in Pakistan, Foreign Policy and Challenges, Impact of 9-11, Futuristic Outlook.