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41 J.L. & Soc'y 1 (2011)

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Journal of Law and Society                   Law College
Vol. 41, No. 57 & 58                         University of Peshawar
                                             January & July, 2011 issues


                       Amir  Ullah  Khan*

        The foundation of Pakistan  has been  laid down  on Islamic
        ideology. The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad
        Ali Jinnah, emphasized on women participation in every field of
        life. He was  staunch supporter  of women   participation in
        national politics. In the post independence Pakistan, women
        were granted share in both national and local politics. However,
        their position remained  dependent.  In  Local  Government
        System, 2001 the 33% seats were reserved for women at district,
        tehsil/town and union council levels. The irony is that they had
        no such role to play in the decision making and ultimately in the
        social development of the society.


The  military regime of Pervaiz Musharaf introduced local government
system under the cover of Devolution of Power Plan. Under that system
City District Government of Peshawar consists of four towns (Town-I,
Town-II,  Town-III, and  Town-IV)   and  ninety-two union  councils.
Town-I  consist of 25 Union Councils, and is thus the largest town in
City District Peshawar. Five union councils (Lahori, Gunj, Karim Pura,
Yakka  Toot-I and Sikandar Town)  of Town-I under the jurisdiction of
City  District Government of Peshawar have been chosen for

* Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Islamia College University Peshawar.
1 See for details Amir Ullah Khan's M. Phil Thesis, Financial Management of The Union Councils
in Pakistan: The Case Study of Town-i, City District Government of Peshawar, Department of
Political Science, University of Peshawar 2005-06. p. 2. Cited hereafter as Amir's M. Phil Thesis.

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