Project Description

Serendip Productions specializes in producing documentaries on diverse subjects. It has now produced a documentary series on the political history of democracy in Pakistan. “Democracy in Pakistan” is a huge topic. How can democracy be categorized in Pakistan? Has Pakistan’s democracy been sabotaged by its Constitutions? Do democratic norms clash with Islamic culture and why has democracy always been subservient to military regimes? Clearly, Pakistan’s story of democracy is fragile. Extensive research, historical footage of major national events, parliamentary sessions and political speeches along with milestone newspaper headlines tell this fascinating story of trial and error. Interviews of key players including politicians, journalists, bureaucrats and ex military officers have been conducted, and the opinion of Pakistan’s citizens on democracy have also been reflected. The series provides an objective and unbiased account of Pakistan’s democratic history, and an insight into its future.