All Publications listed under Electoral Reforms

Assessment of the Quality of General Election 2018

It is unfortunate that while Pakistan was better prepared than at any other time in its history to hold a free, fair and professionally managed 11th General Election, many political parties and individuals have questioned the fairness and management of General Election 2018 that was held on July 25, 2018.

Comparative Analysis of Election Manifestoes of PML-N, PPPP and PTI

The state of Civil-Military relations in Pakistan continue to be the biggest stumbling block to consolidation of d...

Comparative Analysis of Election Manifestoes of Major Political Parties in Pakistan

With the belief that citizens, especially youth, must make informed electoral choices based on understanding of party pledges con...

Score Card on Perception of Pre-Poll Fairness: May 2018

PILDAT, has termed the perception of the pre-electoral process leading up to General Election 2018 to be Unfair. This conclusion was ...

Caretaker Government: Role and Functions under the Elections Act, 2017

Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited work ...

Nigraan Hukoomat: Election Act 2017 ky tehat Kirdaar aur Faraiz

This is Urdu version of "Caretaker Government: Role and Functions under the Elections Act, 2017". Political Parties are an essential...

Elections Act, 2017 | Polling Day and Result Consolidation Process

Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited work ...

Elections Act 2017 | Polling ka din aur nataij martab karnay ka amal

This is Urdu version of "Elections Act, 2017 | Polling Day and Result Consolidation Process". Political Parties are an essential com...

Responsibilities of Political Parties and Candidates in Election Process

Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited work ...

Intikhabi Amal mein Siyasi Jamatoon aur Umeedwaroon ki Zimaydaariyan

This is Urdu version of "Responsibilities of Political Parties and Candidates in Election Process" Political Parties are an essentia...

The Elections Act, 2017 | Election Disputes Resolution Mechanism

  Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited...

The Election Act 2017 | Intikhabi Tanazaat ki Daadrasi

  This is Urdu version of "The Elections Act, 2017 | Election Disputes Resolution Mechanism". Political Parties are an essential...

The Elections Act, 2017 | Powers and Responsibilities of the Election Commission of Pakistan

  Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited...

Election Act 2017 kay tehat Election Commission of Pakistan kay ikhtiaraat-o-faraiz

  This is Urdu version of "The Elections Act, 2017 | Powers and Responsibilities of the Election Commission of Pakistan". Poli...

The Elections Act, 2017 | An Overview

  Political Parties are an essential component of any democratic system and the foundation of a strong parliament. A very limited...

Elections Act 2017 | Aik Jaiza

  This is Urdu version of "The Elections Act, 2017 | An Overview". Political Parties are an essential component of any democrati...

Election Commission of Pakistan (2015 Mein) Doosra Edition

This is Urdu Version of "Election Commission of Pakistan in 2015 : Second Edition"

Election Commission of Pakistan in 2015 : Second Edition

Election Commission of Pakistan in 2015' is a PILDAT Analysis that examines the performance of the ECP in view of its Second Five-yea...

Bharti Election Commission, Dunya ki Sab say bari Jamhoriyat Bharat Ki aak Case Study [Urdu]

This is Urdu version of Report on "Conducting Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy: A Case Study of India".

Conducting Elections in the World’s Largest Democracy: A Case Study of India

Free, fair and credible Elections in Pakistan have been an area of focus of PILDAT under our overarching work on strengthening demo...

Election Commission of Pakistan ki Karkardagi [Urdu]

This is Urdu version of Report on "The Performance of the Election Commission of Pakistan".

The Performance of the Election Commission of Pakistan

Under the, 'Democracy and Governance Programme' PILDAT has initiated to publish a series of, Citizens' Periodic Reports on the Perf...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu version of "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, 8th Quarter: Citizen's Monitoring Report on the Implementation of th...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

PILDAT Report on State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan has been prepared to present an overview of the status of electoral reforms f...

The First 10 General Elections of Pakistan

The First 10 General Elections of Pakistan – A Story of Pakistan's Transition from Democracy Above Rule of Law to Democracy Under Rule of Law: 1970-2013 has been co-authored for PILDAT by Dr. Hasan-Askari Rizvi and Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, renowned political scientists of Pakistan. The paper traces the electoral history and results of 10 General Elections of Pakistan.

2013 Kay Aam Intikhabat Kay Baad Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat Ka Agenda [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of Policy Brief on "Agenda for Electoral Reforms in Pakistan After 2013 General Election".

Agenda for Electoral Reforms in Pakistan After 2013 General Election

While Pakistan made huge strides towards putting in place required electoral reforms ahead of May 2013 General Election, the less-t...

Election 2013

Party manifestos are central to a competitive electoral process as well as the larger civic engagement process. PILDAT analysed ele...

The First 10 General Elections of Pakistan

The First 10 General Elections of Pakistan – A Story of Pakistan's Transition from Democracy Above Rule of Law to Democracy Under R...

Assessment of the Quality of General Election 2013

After the conclusion of the General Election 2013 on May 11, 2013, many political parties and individuals have charged that electio...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of Citizens Monitoring Report on "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, 7th Quarter: Citizen's Monitoring Re...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

PILDAT Report on State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan has been prepared to present the status of the electoral reforms taking pla...

Gallup-PILDAT Political Weather Forecast for Election 2013

We attempt to make scientific forecast of electoral outcome. However, despite the scientific methodology political forecasts are as...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islaahat Ki Surat-e-Hal [URDU]

This is Urdu Version of Report "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan: Monthly Report January 2013".

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

PILDAT Report State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan: Monthly Report: January 2013 has been prepared to present analysis of the Pac...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of Citizens Monitoring Report on "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, 5th Quarter: Citizen's Monitoring Re...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

This is the fifth quarterly monitoring report on the implementation of the ECP 5-Year Strategic Plan. We hope that this report will i...

Delimitation of Constituencies and Voters List for Karachi

PILDAT Position Paper Delimitation of Constituencies and Voters List for Karachi cautions the ECP against conducting a fresh delimita...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, 4th Quarter: Citizen's Monitoring Report on the Implementation of th...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

This 4 Quarterly Report prepared by PILDAT since October 2011 to monitor the progress of implementation on the ECP 5-Year Strategic...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Pakistan is a country with the lowest voter turn-out among the countries of South Asia and sixth from the bottom among 169 countries ...

The unfinished Agenda of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan: July 2012

This Brief contains proposals about placing checks on the office of the President and the Governors from influencing the electoral ...

Dual Nationality for Public Representatives

Dual nationality of public representatives and officials has recently become a matter of concern in Pakistan; it has been opined ...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu version of "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, third quarterly monitoring report on the implementation of the ECP 5...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat ki Surat-e-Haal [Urdu]

This is Urdu version of "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan, second quarterly monitoring report on the implementation of the ECP ...

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

This is the second quarterly monitoring report on the implementation of the ECP 5-Year Strategic Plan. We hope that this report will ...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Islahat Ki Soorat-e-Haal [URDU]

This is Urdu version of Report on "State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan".

State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Participation of citizens in the political process and, more specifically, electoral process of a country is extremely important for ...

Intikhabi Qawaneen Tarmeemi Bill, 2011 [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of Legislative Brief on The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2011.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011 offers a limited set of electoral reforms partly corresponding to the constitutional requi...

Proposals for Electoral Reforms

The CGEP (Citizen's Group on Electoral Process) believes that the time to consider and institute required Electoral Reforms in the ...

Proposals for Electoral Reforms

This Policy Brief includes proposals regarding computerized Electoral Roll and enrollment as a Voter at the time of making of Comp...

Pakistan Mein Intikhabi Fehriston kee Soorat-e-Hal [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of State of Electoral Rolls in Pakistan.

State of Electoral Rolls in Pakistan

In a democracy, holding of free and fair election depends on the up-to-date and error-free Voters List. According to the Constitution...

Intikhabi Islahat Kay Liay Tajaweez [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of "CGEP Proposals for Electoral Reforms". PILDAT facilitated the formation of the Citizens Group on Electoral P...

Proposals for Electoral Reforms

PILDAT facilitated the formation of the Citizens Group on Electoral Process-CGEP in 2006, with the avowed Pgoal of contributing towar...

Weak State Strong Nation

Weak State, Strong Nation: Pakistan 2009 is a paper compiled by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman Gallup, Pakistan, is an analysis o...

Proposal for Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

The Citizens Group on Electoral Process - CGEP, a non-partisan group comprising a number of well-known personalities from the media, ...

Representative Democracy in INDIA

Representative Democracy in India: The Indian Electoral System is a paper written by Mr. T. S. Krishnamurthy, Former Chief Election...

General Election 2008: Report

The Citizens Group on Electoral Process - CGEP, a non-partisan group comprising a number of well-known personalities from the media, ...

How Independent is the Election Commission in Pakistan?

When electoral reforms are discussed in Pakistan, generally, political parties and other stakeholders complain of lack of “powers” an...

Fact Finding Mission to Gujrat and Sialkot

The Citizen's Group on Electoral Process - CGEP undertook two Electoral Fact Finding Missions to the Districts of Gujrat and Sialkot ...

Fact Finding Mission to Thatta and Badin

The Citizen's Group on Electoral Process - CGEP undertook an Electoral Fact Finding Mission to the Districts of Thatta and Badin on F...

A Dispassionate Analysis ofHow Elections are Stolen &Will of the People is Defeated

In view of the debate surrounding the credibility and fairness of the upcoming General Elections in early 2008, this paper provides...

The Calculus of Electoral Politics in Pakistan (1970-2008)

Based on the electoral analysis of Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman Gallup Pakistan and an esteemed member of the Citizens Group on El...

Fact Finding Mission to Attock

The Citizen's Group on Electoral Process - CGEP undertook an Electoral Fact Finding Mission to District Attock on Tuesday, January 15...

Score Card on Pre-poll FairnessPart 1: December 2006 – December 2007

Citizen's Group on Electoral Process CGEP has termed the pre-electoral process leading up to General Election 2008 to be highly unfai...

Elections 2008

The Analysis of Election 2008 Manifestoes of major Political Parties of Pakistan is an attempt to showcase the pledges, promises and ...

National Reconciliation Ordinance – NRO 2007

The National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was issued, amidst a lot of public hostility against its perceived and reported content, ...

A Comparative Analysisof the CGEP-Proposed ElectionCode of Conduct with the ECPDraft Election Code of Conduct

The Citizens Group on Electoral Process - CGEP, facilitated by PILDAT, had issued a proposed Election Code of Conduct for adoption by...

Election Monitors – 9 Issues

An Analysis of the Most Recent Events relating to Elections in Pakistan by the Research and Analysis Team of Pakistan Institute of Le...

Required Electoral Reforms before General Election 2007/2008

The year 2007 is termed as crucial for the future of democracy in Pakistan. Election to the top office of the President of Pakistan...

Majwaza Intikhabi Islahaat [Urdu]

This is an Urdu Version of Position Paper on Proposed Electoral Reforms in Pakistan.

Sadarti Intakhabat 2007, Aaini, Siyaasi Or Ikhlaaki Muzmiraat

This is the Urdu Version of "Presidential Elections 2007"

Fresh Electoral Rolls in Pakistan

Given the serious nature of the exercise of preparing fresh electoral rolls and its impact on fair elections, the Citizens Group focu...

Proposed Model Code of Conduct for General Election 2007/2008

The CGEP Position Paper on Proposed Model Code of Conduct for General Election 2007/08 carries complete text of the proposed Election...

Presidential Election 2007

The coming Presidential Election has assumed an extraordinary significance in the country. A large number of people believe that the ...

CGEP Mujjawaza Zabta-e-Ikhlaq Barai Aam Intikhabat 2007-2008 [Urdu]

This is Urdu Version of the CGEP Position Paper on "Proposed Model Code of Conduct for General Election 2007/08" carries complete tex...

Proposed Electoral Reforms

The CGEP Position Paper on Proposed Electoral Reforms presents electoral reform proposals in key areas ranging from appointment of Ch...

PROPOSED REFORMS TO IMPROVE ELECTORAL PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN, YOUTH AND NON-MUSLIM COMMUNITIES

The objective of this discussion paper is to contribute to the debate to improve the levels of electoral participation of citizen...

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

  This report contributes to the debate on improving electoral participation of citizens, especially disadvantaged communities ...

Election 2007: Challenges & Prospects with Special Focus of NWFP and Balochistan

The National Conference on Election 2007 –Challenges and Prospects: with the special focus on NWFP and Balochistan was organised by P...

Election in Pakistan

The PILDAT Backgroup Paper on Elections in Pakistan is meant to give a concise but comprehensive background of the country's politica...

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

  The Consultative Workshop was held at Peshawar on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 on the topic of Improving Participation of Wome...

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

  Report of the Consultative Workshop on the topic of Improving Participation of Women, Youth and Non-Muslims in Electoral Proc...

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

  Given the peculiar conditions in Balochistan, the Consultative Workshop held at Quetta, Balochistan on Friday, November 03, 2...

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

  Report of the Consultative Workshop on the topic of Improving Participation of Women, Youth and Non-Muslim communities in Ele...

CARETAKER GOVERNMENT DURING ELECTION

One of the subjects which is currently being debated among politicians and political analysts is that of a neutral care-taker governm...

Free, Fair & Credible Elections – Challenges and the way to forward

PILDAT held a regional dialogue on issues of free, fair & credible elections challenges and the way to forward at Islamabad on Ju...

Free, Fair and Credible Elections in Pakistan

Free and fair elections are a fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. In countries where the election process is flawed, the politic...

Why Some People Vote and Others do not?

This report examines in detail the findings of the post-election survey carried out in January 2003 by PILDAT, in association with ...

Baaz Afraad Vote Daaltay Hain’ Baaz Nahin’ Kiyun? [Urdu]

This report is an Urdu version of "Why some People Vote and others do not?" listed above.

What do the Political Parties PROMISE? Where do they stand on ISSUES?

The study aimed to simplify the choices available to the voters by comparing the programmes and manifestoes of major political part...

What do the Voters Think?

This is an independent nation-wide opinion poll released by PILDAT shortly prior to the Elections in October 2002. The survey was c...

Who Voted for Whom?

The Survey presents a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the election results in terms of voter profiles. It provides a voter...

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