BIRADRI (CLAN) AS STIMULUS TO VOTE IN RURAL PUNJAB (A CASE STUDY OF PP 40 KHUSHAB 2)

Muhammad Kaleem, Dr.Ayaz Muhammad

Abstract


Political culture is reflection of people’s activities and behaviour in their day to day political affairs and decisions. With the emergence of political society they adopted some specific method to select and dismiss their rulers, to react turmoil, to settle their disputes, to formulate their laws, rules and regulations and to meet other societal needs. They adopted various ideologies, built dynasties and developed institutions. These were production of their Culture, religion, colour, caste, creed and race. The state, government and its various institutions like army, legislation and judiciary remained the reflection of mentioned institutions.  Pakistan emerged as ideological, democratic state and making progress towards the modernization. Elections are the most important indicator to measure the  democratization process. Decision making bodies are reflection of People’s voting pattern and behaviour. The quality of elected bodies depends on this factor. In case of Pakistan Biradri plays important role in selection of representatives. One can found its rout in the colonial regime. The military was constituted on these lines, Land was distributed by considering this factor and various other decisions were taken in light of this factor. Biradri is always considered dominant factor in casting vote in the election and this is the reason that local feudal elites dominate in rural Punjab in particular and in Pakistan in general. The main focus of this study is to evaluate the impact of Biradri in voting pattern.


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