The Nazim system was introduced under the Local Government Ordinance, 2001.
You can find detailed information on the system at the National
?The provincial governments promulgated the Local Government
Ordinance, 2001 in their respective provinces to install a new
integrated Local Government System with effect from 14th August 2001
to function within the provincial framework and adhere to the Federal
and Provincial laws...?
On the right is a link to a 177 page pdf which sets out the Local
Government Ordinance, 2001.
I have not explored them, but it appears there may be several links to
information on local government which also may be of interest.
Click on the link ?Local Government Elections? and this will provide
some information on the 2005 elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan has detailed information on the 2005 elections.
Click on LG Election 2005 on the left for additional information.
Historical background of local government in Pakistan
International Crisis Group
'Devolution in Pakistan: Reform or Regression? '
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