The concept Decentralization – Issues and Perspectives of Local Government in Pakistan

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Nelofar Ihsan, Hakim Said, Shehla Naeem, Muhammad Aqeel Khan, Riaz Ahmad Khan, Sumayya Feroz, Afzaal Amin, Hidayat Ur Rehman


The local government system is mainly designed to serve as an instrument for transferring powers at the grass root level. It has three basic elements as envisaged by its founder’s that are the decentralization of different types of administrative authority , the transfer of resources to lowest district and Union council level and most importantly the devolution of political authority and power. The concept of decentralization has been adopted by so many developing countries in the recent past. As they want to put an end to their hydra headed issues and problems they face in their home land. The main aim of this paper is to find out the problems and factor that Pakistan has been faced in process of decentralization. This paper can lead us to learn the lesson to avoid ourselves from and most importantly to develop certain amount of understanding in order to support certain factors and the bridge among the democratic   governance and the concept of decentralization which are extremely vital and necessary vital for the smooth functioning of decentralization and also to give quick and rapid public services. This research paper will help us to understand that what are the vital factors that can leads us to the success of decentralization in certain particular context? This research have informed us that all the adopted models don’t work for the success of decentralization unless that get fit into the local context.

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