The impact of devolution on Pakistan’s democracy

This lunchtime lecture coincided with Amendment 18 to the Pakistani Constitution, which came into full effect on 30 June 2011.  The implementation of Amendment 18 to the Constitution was expected radically to shake up Pakistan’s existing political landscape

The discussion focused on the potential challenges ahead for the Provincial Assemblies in the wake of implementation. The lecture also took place in advance of a delegation from Pakistan during the week of 4 July, consisting of members of the Inter-Provincial Coordination Commission, who visited to examine the models of devolution that exist in the UK.

Speakers at the lecture included:

  • Professor Anatol Lieven, Department of War Studies, Kings College London
  • Yasmin Qureshi MP, Labour Member for Bolton South East

Chair: Andrew Stephenson MP, Chair of the Pakistan APPG