Local Government System in Pakistan: A Historical Background

Authors

  • Saira Iqbal M. Phil Scholar, Department of Political Science, LCWU Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Sadia Ashraf Lecturer, Department of Political Science, LCWU Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)31

Keywords:

Administration, Decentralization, Democracy, Governance, Local Government, Pakistan

Abstract

Most analysis in decentralization in emerging nations reveals that the disappointment of delegation of power is because of deficiency of the local government system, inefficient execution or catch of local authorities by the vested party, or a blend of these variables. The drawback was the insufficient conveyance of administration at the local level and the inability to reinforce the grassroots democratic system. This paper examines the local government system in Pakistan. The study analyzes its evolution in a historical context to better understand the potential cause behind the decentralization. Analyzing the evolution of the local government system is very interesting because a major step was taken to make this experiment. This research is descriptive and analytical and provides a brief overview of decentralization reforms starting with the pre-independence period up to the revival of local government from 1985 to 1999. The aim here is to take a look at the local government system in terms of their involvement and contribution to the country.

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Published

2022-06-30

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How to Cite

Iqbal, S., & Ashraf, D. S. (2022). Local Government System in Pakistan: A Historical Background. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 363–374. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)31