Devolution of Power in Political System of Pakistan and Implementation Challenges
Keywords:Devolution of power, Political system in Pakistan, Challenges in Politics, Power politics
This paper focuses on the fact that Local Government system through devolution of powers is the real solution for the socio-political and economic catastrophe of Pakistan. The ongoing efforts for transferring of power and authority from federal / provincial levels to local governments under 18th amendment are not up to the mark. Devolution is a vital step to strengthen the democratic process and making governance structures more responsive to the needs of the people. In addition to review the history of Pakistan’s devolution efforts and recent legislative changes, the paper draws attention to assess the needs of local government and the future of the devolution process. Through comparative GAP analysis we have made an endeavour to throw light on the Local Government’s attributes. We have also highlighted the challenges and given the recommendations to improve the Local Government system in Pakistan.
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