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Pakistan Dictatorship: Will Pakistan become Islamic ‘North Korea’? Radical country moving towards dictatorship

Islamabad: The condition of democracy in Pakistan has deteriorated. The government here is moving towards dictatorship. According to the report of Sama TV, this claim has been made in the Economist Intelligence Units (EIU) Democracy Index 2022 released on Thursday. According to the index, Pakistan’s cumulative score for 2022 was 4.13. This resulted in it falling three places to 107th in the ranking of 167 countries. Samaa TV reported that Pakistan ranks alongside countries like Cote d’Ivoire (106th position) and Mauritania (108th position).

All these countries are listed as ‘hybrid regimes’. In five categories it scored 5.67 for electoral process and pluralism, 5 for functioning of government, 2.78 for political participation, 2.5 for political culture and 4.71 for civil liberties. The EIU said it launched the Democracy Index in 2006 to provide a snapshot of the state of democracy around the world in 165 independent states and two territories, which comprise the majority of the world’s population and states (microstates excluded). Is).

Only 8 percent of the world’s countries are full democracies.

Based on scores on a number of indicators within these categories, each country is classified as having one of four types of governance: ‘full democracy’, ‘flawed democracy’, ‘shakar regime’ or ‘authoritarian regime’. The report states that only 24 countries, about 14.4 percent i.e. just 8 percent of the world’s population, live in countries that can be identified as ‘full democracies’.

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36 countries with hybrid governance

According to Sama TV report, 36 countries including Pakistan fall in the category of hybrid governance. These countries represent 17.9 percent of the global population. Mixed regimes are those where there is substantial irregularity in elections, often preventing them from being free and fair. Samaa TV, citing the EIU Index, reported that 36 countries were classified as ‘hybrid regimes’ in 2022, up from 34 in the year before.

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