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Martial Law

February 28, 2013
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Manaal Mian

on 23 February 2014

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Transcript of Martial Law

By: Manaal Mian Martial Law Martial law is basically a back up plan for when the government has an emergency and cannot function. It also includes the military and armed forces taking over the government and removing the majority of existing laws and replacing them with whatever they favor. What is Martial Law? Martial Law has many effects on daily life of people. Some examples of these effects are... Although it seems as if martial law is horrifying it actually has some advantages.Some of these advantages are... Advantages of Martial Law Martial Law in Pakistan (continued) Opinions on Martial Law Free Press Destroyed
Suspension of Checks and Balances
Removal of Civil Liberties
Curfews, Citizen Spies,and Searches
Arrests of Activists and Rebels
Food, Water, and Healthcare Rationing Martial Law in Pakistan Martial Law has existed all over the world including Pakistan. Martial Law has been declared in Pakistan four times. The first time was in 1958, President Iskander Mirza staged a coup d'etat. He removed the constitution and imposed martial law. He appointed General Muhammed Ayub Khan as the Chief Martial Law Administrator. A few weeks later, General Ayub took Iskander's place. Four years later, Pakistan adopted the Constitution of 1962. Assures supplies to people affected by a disaster
Lowers crime rate
Prepares government to regain control Helps in sending out rescue operations The last time martial law was in Pakistan it was in 1979. It was imposed by General Muhammed Zia-ul-Haq.Politician, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, took over in 1971, General Zia overthrew Bhutto and imposed Martial Law. The government resumed in 1988 following General Zia's death. My personal opinion on martial law is that sometimes its necessary.Like in case of disaster, if martial law didn't exist it would be chaotic. At the same time,it does exist with many negative effects on the people. Other people think martial law is not simply an emergency declaration. It is the suspension of civil rights and assumption of all authority by the police or military, which in a democracy are supposed to be under civilian control. Disadvantages of Martial Law Questions 1.What is martial law? 2. Name at least two advantages of martial law. 3. Name at least two disadvantages that come with martial law. Raise your hand and wait to be called on! Disadvantages of Martial Law (continued) It is rare for a government to implement all of these actions in a single instant. Usually they are introduced over a period of years.As time passes, people forget what life was like before, left only with the dreadful circumstances of the present, and a disquieting sensation in the pit of their stomachs, telling them that the world they have been presented is not the world we should have settled for.
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