Asia Program

Getting to true democracy

May 05, 2008

Struggling with the notion of "true democracy" in the context of Pakistan's volatile politics and poor institutional base, Wilson Center 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries about the viability of leadership,that prefers loyalty and respectability over specific skills and qualifications. Recruitment of competent candidates, based on merit and equality, Dr. Altaf suggests, will help build institutions that sustain democracy.

To read the May 5, 2008 op-ed article in Dawn click here.

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