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EEO. 2021; 20(2): 886-894


Dr.Quratul Ain Bashir, MS. Maryam Arif.


It is distressing to note that the issue of federalism in Pakistan has been continued to be a point of debate even after seventy-five years of independence. The challenges of governance and political management have been complicated till the unresolved problems with federalism, generating tensions within the governmental system. This study deals with the historical context and few suggestions of federalism in Pakistan from pre-partition to modern times. As successive constitutional structures were set in situ to pander to ethnic and cultural diversity, the current study seeks to specify the complexities of federalist politics in Pakistan. It traces the history of central-provincial ties in the political, administrative, and other areas of public policy and addresses recent initiatives within the government. The 18th Constitutional Amendment of 2010 will also be analyzed as a milestone on the path to the establishment of federalism within the country. The key challenge came after the amendment and that is its implementationwhich faced so many challenges and problems i.e. the relationship between the central provinces management, regional issues, honest officials and economic or resource matters. In the end, there are some suggestions for its futuristic vision.

Key words: Federalism, Centre-Province relationship, Pakistan, Constitution, Government, Act, Amendment, politics, distribution of power.

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