Ideology, Historical Background-Political Parties and Pressure Groups in Pakistan-Assignment, Exercises for Political Science. Allama Iqbal Open University
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Ideology, Historical Background-Political Parties and Pressure Groups in Pakistan-Assignment, Exercises for Political Science. Allama Iqbal Open University

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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY

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Faculty of Social Sciences

(Department of Pakistan Studies)

WARNING 1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING

THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD

OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.

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“AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY”.

Course: Political Parties and Pressure Groups in Pakistan (545)

Level: M.Sc Semester: Spring, 2012

Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40

Note: Answer should preferably be in English and based upon the prescribed

reading material. Consult study guide for guidance. Attempt all questions.

ASSIGNMENT No. 1 Blocks (1–5)

Q.1 Define Political party. Evaluate Pakistan People‟s Party on the basis of following

factors: (20)

a. Ideology b. Social Foundations

c. Structure and organization d. Participation

e. Strategy f. Continuity of leadership

g. Sources of Funding

Q.2 Discuss the evolutionary process for the emergence of political party. How do

„interest‟ and „ideology‟ create a sense of identification for political party? (20)

Q.3 Explain traditional and mass parties on the basis of following factors: (20)

a. Historical background

b. Psychological basis

c. Organization

Q.4 Critically analyse the making and breaking of intra and inter alliances of political

parties in Pakistan during 1988-1999. Your answer must reflect following points: (20)

a. How and why alliances (formation and breaking)

b. The number of Parties

c. Governmental influences

d. Historical and psychological circumstances

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Q.5 How did political parties affect political development and political stability in

Pakistan during Z.A Bhutto period? (20)

ASSIGNMENT No. 2 Blocks (6–9)

Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40

Q.1 Explain political system on the basis of following: (20)

a. Single Party System b. Multiparty System

c. Two Party System

Q.2 Explain the basic elements of party structure focusing: (20)

a. Caucus b. Branch

c. Cell d. Militia

Q.3 Describe “Articulations” focusing on: (20)

a. Weak and strong articulations b. Vertical and Horizontal Links

c. Centralization and Decentralization.

Q.4 Measure the strength of National Awami Party and Pakistan People‟s Party during

1970 elections on the basis of following: (20)

1. Alternation 2. Stable distribution

3. Domination 4. Leftism

Q.5 Evaluate 1970s elections and its impacts on dismemberment of Pakistan. Do you

think that parliament based on 1970 elections had sufficient justification to frame

constitution and rule the country? (20)

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