available languages: english July 1, 2010

Throughout Pakistan’s history, local government has been an object of political manoeuvring, rather than a recognised layer of government. For the country’s further democratisation It is imperative that elected local government be established as a regular feature and that the electoral arrangements are in line with international obligations and good practices. This report looks at the history of local government in Pakistan, analyses the current debates and recommends key principles for genuine local government elections.

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