A distinction is sometimes made between a republic and a democracy in the context of the American Constitution. It is maintained that the USA was established as a republic, but degenerated into a democracy. Does this have some implications for the Constitution of Pakistan?
The parliamentary system, embedded in the British model, has
collapsed in this country. The British people waged a prolonged struggle
for their rights and brought their parliament to a position of
supremacy. For the people in Pakistan it is an alien system. The
people do not understand it nor are they concerned with the
conventions and traditions imported from Britain, as these too are
alien. The parliamentarians themselves do not understand this