Towards a decentralised Pakistan

Without civil service reform, devolution of policy setting will be unachievable and the current reform may just not achieve its intended purposes On July…

The 18th Amendment: An Overview

“The 18th Amendment: An Overview” chapter by Raza Rumi was published in Jinnah institute report titled Devolution: Provincial Autonomy and the 18th Amendment Rumi…

Devolution of powers: the challenges ahead

The impediments to full provincial autonomy under the 18th Amendment need to be tackled despite the odds Perhaps the best thing about contemporary Pakistan…

Devolution in Pakistan: Unpacking the HEC debate

An amended, rationalised HEC needs to stay in place The 18th Amendment approved by the Parliament in 2010 signified a new era in Pakistan’s…

Collapsing Local Governance

Recent floods have exposed the capacity of the state to govern, especially at the local level. The disintegration of local state is not a…

Clear and present danger

Published by The News, Pakistan¬† If the parliament and judiciary want to continue exercising their newfound powers, they have no option but to act…