available languages: englishUrdu March 22, 2014

The 18th Amendment to Pakistan’s Constitution requires the provinces to devolve powers by introducing local government systems in their respective jurisdiction. Punjab enacted the Local Government Act 2013 (PLGA) following an order from Supreme Court to fulfil the constitutional requirement. This Local Election Framework Assessment (LEFA) presents an analysis of electoral provisions in PLGA 2013 based on Pakistan’s commitments under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and other international treaties.

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