Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Electoral Reforms in Pakistan

Date : Thursday, 27th May, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker :

Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad, Former Federal Secretary, ECP (2004 – 2009)

Sarwar Bari, Spokesperson, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)

Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President / CEO, PILDAT

Major Discussion Points: • Should Pakistan rethink the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) system? • Is the current five-year term for an elected government too long? • The role of term-limits? • How about direct elections for the Senate? • Can effective electoral reforms increase intra-party democracy? • Will the recently suggested changes to the Elections Act, 2017 cure persisting electoral issues?