ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Elected Representatives in Pakistan

The first-ever survey of the background of the members of Paksitan's parliament since general elections in 1970 shows that elected representatives are immensely wealthy and their incomes are far, far, higher than average Pakistani incomes. Without doubt, on average, elected representatives come from the ultra-rich elite of Pakistan. Moreover, it seems that the longer the elected representatives stay in politics the richer they tend to get, and, the higher the electoral tier of the representative, the richer s/he is likely to be. Many of the elected representatives are also ill-informed about social and economic facts about Pakistan.

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