An elected government since partition in Pakistan’s history completes its term to hand over power to another elected government. Previous attempts towards democratic transition of power have resulted in Martial Laws, Military coups and even assassinations so this has seen as a potentially game-changing milestone in Pakistan’s political and constitutional history largely.

It was the first democratic transition when the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has handed over the power to PML-N after the general election. In this first democratic transition, independent observers and politicians have praised the peaceful transition of power as a big step forward in strengthening democracy in Pakistan. The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with other elected parliamentarians was to take the oath of office during the first session of the National Assembly in Islamabad, June 1, 2013. In the 66-year history of the country, National Assembly’s elected members of Pakistan have sworn in marking the first transition of power from one democratically elected government to another.

In Pakistan’s history, the elections have marked the second democratic transition though it comes amid months of political tumult and civil-military tensions. It is when a former chief justice Nasirul Mulk has been chosen as the caretaker prime minister until late July and when Pakistan was to hold general elections on 25th July, 2018.

Today is the third democratic transition because the elected MNA’s are to take oath in the National Assembly session. On 13 August 2018, 331 elected members of Pakistan’s National Assembly have taken oath today in the inaugural session of the National Assembly in a historical development in the democratic process. During the session, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Prime minister to be Imran Khan and other prominent political leaders, including PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari have sworn in. The newly elected members of the provincial assemblies will have to take the oath of their offices during the session.

These sort of democratic transitions give way to the democratic development of a country. The democratic story of Pakistan is tawdry. Democracy is an evolving concept not static.