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Pakistan National and Provincial Assembly Elections, 10 October 2002  

Series name: Commonwealth Election Reports

Size: A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
Categories: Elections

ISBN No: 978-0-85092-784-9

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 08-2006
Number of Pages: 64

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 10.50    [Currency converter]  


These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The Secretary-General constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the Secretary-General, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.


Letter of Transmittal





Terms of Reference

Activities of the Group


Chapter 1: The Political Context

Early History

Military Rule and the Quest for Stable Government

The First General Elections

A New Beginning for Democratic Governance

Recent Political Developments: 1999 to the Present

The Presidential Referendum

The Legal Framework Order 2002


Chapter 2: The Constitutional and Legal Framework

The Election Commission

Election of the National Assembly

The Provincial Assemblies

The Senate

The President

The Cabinet

Franchise and the Electoral Role

Voter Identification

Qualification and Disqualification of Candidates for Election

Miscellaneous Provisions

Election Tribunals

Legislation Governing Political Parties

The Legal Framework Order 2002


Chapter 3: Preparations for the Elections

Voter Registration and Identity Cards



Allegations Concerning the Abuse of State Resources

Election Commission Directives

Delimination of Constituencies

Nomination of Candidates

Civic/Voter Education

Political Parties

Appointment and Training of Polling Officials

Allocation of Polling Stations


Postal Ballots



Chapter 4: The Campaign and the Media

The Campaign

The Media


Chapter 5: The Poll, Count and Results Process


Concerns and Fears

The Poll

The Counting of the Votes

The Constituency Results Process

Concerns and Fears


Conclusions and Recommendations

Polling Day

The Campaign Period

Electoral Framework