Politics of Karachi Notes 30.pptx - Politics of Karachi Notes 30 • To curb their influence regional identities and languages were downplayed as

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To curb their influence, regional identities and languages were downplayed as traditional and not befitting a modern Islamic nation. It was the Muslim League that initiated this governmentality in the early years after Independence. In the 1960s, the military regime of Muhammad Ayub Khan developed it further and made it the basis for the so-called One Unit Scheme in which provincial borders and influence were largely abolished. The discourse was particularly popular
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Unformatted text preview: among the migrant population, in particular the Urdu-speaking segments of it, most of whom had settled in the then capital city of Karachi and had little to gain from regional identity politics. • It took almost a quarter of a century before Pakistan had its first democratic elections, but when in 1970, democracy finally got a chance, it was dominated by regional identity politics. The two parties that won the elections...
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