Abstract

After imposition of third military dictatorship in Pakistan (1977-1988), civil society consisting of labourers, journalists, women and students of Punjab took the stance of resistance against dictatorial regime. The military administration took strict action against the civil society through brutal use of military courts or through police force imprisonment. The civil society move remained parallel to dictatorial regime. The dictatorial regime could not minimize the impacts of movement in the society despite severe punishments to participants of the move. The only demand from civil society was the restoration of democracy in the county which was promised by military dictator time and again.