Sarim Jamal

Sarim Jamal

The author has policy related publications associated with the World Bank and United States General Consulate. He has also interned for the National Assembly of Pakistan. He is currently studying Politics and Economics at LUMS, and will study Policy in Fall 2018 at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. He tweets @sarimjamal (twitter.com/sarimjamal)

18th amendment: Teaching Pakistan’s children the importance of their vote

With July fast approaching, election fever is at a peak. The selection of the interim prime minister is dominating the news cycle, rallies are being held regularly, and parties have begun advertising their policies. But the question remains: have the structural problems pertaining to electoral quality been addressed?  They are wide and ever perpetuating; a lack of voter turnout, the gender parity in the turnout, non-coerced voting for women, representation in turnout from all areas of the federation, including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and the question of escaping the seduction of dynasty politics. Keeping this plethora of electoral issues ...

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