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Pakistan : Back to Devolution of Power

General Musharraf detailed proposal for local bodies promises to throw up a new crop of about half a million elected representatives at the base of the democratic pyramid. This large number of representatives, along with their supporters, could conceivably provide a base of political support to whoever harbours ambitions to climb on top of the political heap. Are they destined also to replace the 'lost' generation of the 1980s politicians who are currently out in the cold?

Pakistan s Aborted Transition

Rashed Rahman ON the completion of 21 months in office by prime minister Nawaz Sharif, things have never looked bleaker for the govern ment or the country. On all the major fronts, from the economy, politics, governance, to foreign policy, the government continues to stumble from crisis to crisis. Yet, because of a peculiar concatenation of circumstances, the PM is ap- patently unchallenged seriously in terms of his continuance in office.
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