Electoral Reforms in Pakistan During the PPP 4th Regime and Its Implementation Status: A Reappraisal

Authors

  • Shaista Gohar Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP.  Author
  • Yunus Khan Islamia College Peshawar. Author
  • Shehla Gul Islamia College Peshawar. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.6

Keywords:

Electoral Reforms, Pakistan People’s Party, Constitutional Amendments

Abstract

Elections are an essential element of modern democracy. For fair, free and transparent elections conduction, electoral reforms are necessary. However, the implementation and enforcement of these electoral reforms are more important, and for implementation of continuity of democratic transition is of far greater importance. This paper attempted to highlight electoral reforms, both in law and constitution, made during the 4th regime of the Pakistan People’s Party. This brief paper investigates to what extent the constitutional amendments brought the election process in line. The paper also points out the implementation of these renewed efforts of election reforms in the 2013 general elections. This paper will be beneficial for scholars, Political Science and Pakistan Studies students and researchers. Data is mostly collected through secondary sources like books, journal articles, reports and reliable newspapers articles. For data application, the qualitative method is selected. The descriptive model of research is used to describe the facts of electoral reforms in Pakistan during the 4th regime of the PPP and its implementation in the 2013 general elections. The electoral reforms in Pakistan during the PPP government (2008-2013) did not guarantee good results; however, its implementation and enforcement in the 2013 elections are important.

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Author Biographies

  • Shaista Gohar, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP. 

    Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KP. 
    Email: shaistagohar@awkum.edu.pk 

  • Yunus Khan, Islamia College Peshawar.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia College Peshawar. Email: younas@icp.edu.pk

  • Shehla Gul, Islamia College Peshawar.

    Lecturer, Department of Pakistan Studies, Islamia College Peshawar. Email: shehlagul01@gmail.com

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Published

2024-02-28

How to Cite

Electoral Reforms in Pakistan During the PPP 4th Regime and Its Implementation Status: A Reappraisal. (2024). Journal of Asian Development Studies, 13(1), 76-84. https://doi.org/10.62345/jads.2024.13.1.6

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