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Local bodies in Sindh

As the PPP celebrates its thumping victory in the first phase of Sindh’s local government elections held in 14 districts on June 26, the opposition parties are crying foul after…

Local bodies in Punjab

The Supreme Court’s decision to restore the local government system in Punjab is an important victory for all those who want to see a strong and efficient local government system…

Without local bodies

LOCAL bodies are the building blocks of the Western democracies we want to emulate. Prime Minister Imran Khan appeared committed to having a revolutionary local bodies system when his party…

Early local bodies polls in Fata demanded

Political and judicial vacuum coupled with bad governance and massive corruption in state institutions that resulted in creating a gap between the state and society ultimately led to the people’s…

Challenges To Local Bodies

Challenges to local bodies

Democracy cannot function efficiently with the absence of effective local bodies. Therefore, it is wonderful news that the first round of local government elections in Punjab and Sindh were held…

Local Bodies

Local bodies

It is an established fact that education and participation of citizens in the processes of governance are fundamental to democracy. This participation can be exercised during elections for local to…

Reviving Local Bodies

Reviving local bodies

Eventually the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the provincial governments to release schedules for holding the much-delayed local government elections. The decision by the highest court of the country…

Empower the local

Pakistan has seldom enjoyed a fully functional local government system. In most cases, military dictators were more interested in installing a local-bodies mechanism that could serve their own nefarious designs…

Importance of local politics

Local government elections took place in 32 out of the 34 districts of Balochistan on May 29 after a delay of three and half years. Elections in two districts –…