This August, tens of thousands of Pakistanis have marched to the federal capital in the name of inquilab – revolution – a word so frequently used by political leaders in their public statements as well as people active on social media, it feels like it has lost all meaning. But what exactly does ‘revolution’ mean?
The past century has proven time and again that most revolutions that occurred all over the world have not led to democratic and responsible leadership but simply a transfer of power — more often repressive than not. However, Pakistanis seem to have a more utopian idea of what may be achieved through ‘revolution’.
The Herald invited writers and scholars, well versed in history and political science to share what they believe a revolution in Pakistan means.