Pakistan Democratic Party

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Pakistan Democratic Party
پاکستان جمہوری پارٹی
AbbreviationPDP
ChairmanNawabzada Mansoor Ahmed Khan
Secretary-GeneralNawaz Gondal
Vice PresidentBasharat Mirza
Senior LeaderArshad Chaudhary
FounderNawabzada Nasrullah Khan
FoundedJune 1967 (1967-06)
Dissolved2012 (2012)
Merged intoPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
National affiliationARD
Election symbol
Umbrella[1]
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The Pakistan Democratic Party (PDP) was a political party in Pakistan, founded by Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan in June 1967.[2][3] Nawbzada Nasrullah Khan led the party until his death in 2003.[4][5] After Nawab's death, the party's leadership was later taken by his son Nawabzada Mansoor Ahmed Khan who later merged it with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2012.[5][6][7] It was a major rival during Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf's prsidency due to its affliation with Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) led by its chief Nawbzada Nasrullah Khan along with PML-N and PPP which was created to campaign for Pakistan’s return to civilian rule after the 1999 military coup led by General Musharraf and was reported to include over a dozen political parties.[8][9]

Electoral history[edit]

At the legislative elections held on 20 October 2002, the party won 0.29% of the popular vote.

National Assembly elections[edit]

National Assembly
Election Votes % Seats +/–
1970 737,958 2.24%
1 / 313
Increase 1
1988 80,473 0.40%
1 / 237
Increase 1
1990 51,645 0.24%
0 / 237
Decrease 1
1997 47,153 0.24%
0 / 237
Steady
2002 83,976 0.29%
0 / 342
Steady
2008 64, 505 0.19%
0 / 342
Steady

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allotment of election symbols complete: PPP given arrow, PML gets tiger". Dawn (newspaper). 20 August 2002. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "The endgame of a dictator". The News International (newspaper). 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties as exist on Our Record (as on 2012)" (PDF). Election Commission of Pakistan. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Nasrullah re-elected PDP chief". Dawn (newspaper). 4 August 2002. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Mansoor elected PDP chief". Dawn (newspaper). 13 October 2003. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "PDP chief to announce merger with PTI". Pakistan Today (newspaper). 18 March 2012.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Hashmi made PTI president". Dawn (newspaper). 19 March 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Leaders busy in personal rather than parties' campaigns". Dawn (newspaper). 8 October 2002. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "PESHAWAR: ARD calls for president's election under Constitution:". Dawn (newspaper). 26 October 2003. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ a b "Nawabzada – a great democrat not treated well". The Nation (newspaper). 27 September 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  11. ^ "PDM merger into PTI". The Nation (newspaper). 19 March 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  12. ^ "PDP believes in heads I win, tails you lose". Dawn (newspaper). 4 February 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Demand for fair probe into May 12 violence". Dawn (newspaper). 12 May 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)