Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen deems the emergence of democracy to be one of the key developments of the 20th century. He says democracy should be recognized as a complex process involving the protection of human freedoms and public participation in political decision-making, rather than being a simple majority rule. As envisaged by Quaid-eAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan was supposed to be a truly democratic country. However, certain deviations from democracy in the form of military coups and political instability, posed a serious threat to the future of democracy in the country. Though Pakistan is constitutionally recognized as a democratically functioning country, it has yet to prove its democratic credentials. In view of Sen’s proposition, in a socio- economically stratified society like ours, where the greater population is illiterate and is devoid of basic necessities of life, popular democratic ideals have no scope. To be very honest, a radical priority shift is required to turn the country into a democratic, progressive nation.