Alliance for Restoration of Democracy

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The Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy (ARD) comprises the two largest political parties in Pakistan - the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (N). The two parties are widely known to be Pakistan’s mainstream moderate parties, and together represent the majority of Pakistan’s electorate.

The ARD was created to campaign for Pakistan’s return to civilian rule after the 1999 military coup led by General Musharraf. The alliance believes that the people of Pakistan deserve nothing less than an opportunity to freely elect leaders that represent their views and ideals.

There have been corruption cases and allegations on both political party leaders, but they continue to remain unproven and widely accepted to be politically motivated. Mukhdoom Amin Fahim resigned from presidency of ARD on 24 March 2008, And Rao Javed Ali Khan became the acting Chairman of ARD.