Symbol Politics in Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Authors

  • Muhammad Mujahid Sharif PhD Scholar, Department of History & Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab.
  • Prof. Dr. Mahboob Hussain Chairman Department of History & Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab.

Keywords:

Symbol, Party ideology, emotions, elections, political parties, impact, results

Abstract

Electoral Symbol is an object which is being printed on ballot papers against the names of contesting candidates in an election. Electoral symbol allotted to a political party or any individual who intend to contest election from any constituency. Electoral symbol plays a very important role in the success of any individual or Political Party. Election symbols depict a party ideology and line of action as embodied in the manifesto of any political party. Sometimes mere selection of unique and easily understandable object as an election symbol paved the way of success for any party or individual. It is also very useful tool to gain the attention of general public and masses begun to follow any party or contesting candidate. This article analyse the role of electoral symbols in the electoral politics of Pakistan and how electoral symbols affect the voting behaviour in electoral politics in Pakistan. The article will also highlight that either any concrete effort was made to materialised the message associated with electoral symbol after getting power or these electoral symbols were remain printed on ballot paper and have no use after getting stamp of nine holes.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Mujahid Sharif, PhD Scholar, Department of History & Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab.

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Mahboob Hussain, Chairman Department of History & Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab.

 

 

 

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Published

27-05-2024

How to Cite

Muhammad Mujahid Sharif, & Prof. Dr. Mahboob Hussain. (2024). Symbol Politics in Islamic Republic of Pakistan. INKISHAF, 4(12), 1–17. Retrieved from https://inkishaf.org/index.php/home/article/view/420

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