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National Character and Leadership in Pakistan: Challenges and
Response

By: Noor Ullah Khan1, Ashfaq U. Rahman

Abstract
National character, leadership, and charisma produce modern type of
charismatic leadership. This paper examines charisma in national leadership in
Pakistan. It observes that national leadership and charisma is not theoretical,
but contextual, arguing that there is a connection between prevailing self-image
of a nation concerning its own national character, culture and values and the
kind of charismatic leadership that holds sway over the nation in times of crisis.