Consultative Workshop: Improving Participation of Women, Youth and Non-Muslims in Electoral Processes in Pakistan

Hotel Serena, Quetta


Given the peculiar conditions in Balochistan, the Consultative Workshop held at Quetta, Balochistan on Friday, November 03, 2006 was different from the earlier workshops in the way that it highlighted issues of provincial automony and democracy more than focus on the topic of the workshop. This, however, highlights two aspects: first the crucial responsibility of the government and the ECP in building trust and confidence amongst the people of Balochistan that they have a level-playing field as the other provinces and that the issues of deficit of trust in the governance and election process work as key factors for people against their effective electoral participation.