CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 1965 IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:Critical Analysis , Presidential Election & Pakistan, etc.
Iskandar Mirza imposed martial law by inviting Ayub Khan on 07 October 1958, he kicked out Iskandar Mirza on 27 October 1958 and took over the rein of the country. He ruled for about eleven years. Ayub Khan promulgated a new presidential constitution in 1962. Presidential elections in Pakistan were held on January 2, 1965. It was a memorable occasion as these were the first indirect election in the electoral history of Pakistan. The basic democrats, numbering 80,000, were only eligible to vote in this election. Elections were significant as a woman was contesting the presidential election highest political office in Pakistan. The conservative and orthodox religious political parties modified their stance and supported Miss Fatima Jinnah. The election showed that the people had no prejudice against women holding high offices. Women could be key players in the politics of the country. Ayub Khan, however, wins the elections and further rules the country in the coming years. This election was the most controversial topic in electoral politics in Pakistan. Ayub khan was alleged for rigging in this election. This article attempt to find out fact related to 1965 election.