Pakistan has faced both, military & civilian rules. Following is a chronological comparison of what happened during a military dictator’s rule & during a civil government rule:
Year 1947 – Pakistan came into being
Year 1956 – Politicians (civil government) formed the first constitution of Pakistan & implemented it.
Year 1958 (September) – Malik Feroz Khan Noon, the civil Prime Minister of Pakistan, made Gwadar a part of the country. This is an achievement of a civil rule.
Year 1958 (October) – Military rule started when Ayub Khan took the government & imposed first martial law in Pakistan.
Year 1962 – Same military dictator (Ayub Khan) formed a presidential constitution which initiated the East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) unrest. Same year, Ayub Khan handed over the Badaber airbase of Pakistan Air Force to America.
Year 1964 – Just to make her lose the elections, Ayub Khan alleged that Fatima Jinnah is an Indian secret agent. Mother of the nation, Fatima Jinnah, was alleged to be a foreign agent, working against Pakistan, by a military dictator.
Year 1969 – Yahya Khan made Ayub Khan resign from his position as president of Pakistan & dissolved the constitution of 1962.
Year 1971 – Pakistan lost East Pakistan (now Bngladesh) during the rule of a military dictator, Yahya Khan.
Year 1973 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a civil Prime Minister of Pakistan, along with other leading politicians, formed the new constitution.
Year 1974 – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a civil PM of Pakistan, initiated the atomic program, which ultimately lead Pakistan to become an Atomic Power.
Year 1977 – Zia Ul Haq took civil rule in his hands from an elected civil Prime Minister. Sectarianism started in Pakistan the same year.
Year 1084 – India took Siachin peaks from Pakistan during the reign of a dictator, Zia Ul Haq.
Year 1985 – Non party elections were held & they promoted the corruption in politics.
Year 1998 – Pakistan became an Atomic Power during a civil government. Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister at that time.
Year 1999 – 4th martial law in Pakistan by Pervaiz Musharaf. He handed over Jacobabad, Pasni & Shamsi air bases to America. Drone attacks, suicide attacks & terrorism in Pakistan were started during his rule.