PHASE IV - ZIA 1977-88. Lecture 6. Hamna Ahmed. Backdrop. Martial Law was imposed by General Zia-ul-Haq in 1977. Zia took over with the declared purpose of resolving the rift between Bhutto’s Peoples Party and the combined opposition to hold free and fare elections within 90 days.
1. Slow Growth in Investment
2.Inelasticity of the Tax System
3.Rising Debt Burden
Daily Wages of Construction Workers (in Rs)
There were four factors which helped Zia prolong his rule: