Participatory democracy: Poverty alleviation linked to devolution of power

28 September, 2013-ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians, international and local experts were unanimous in highlighting the importance of participatory federalism and vowed to support and strengthen devolution process.

They linked poverty alleviation to implementation of 18th Constitutional Amendment and participation of people at local level.

Participants welcomed a number of recommendations made by the panelists saying the day-long session was a good effort to engage international and national players on the decentralization process with focus on the 18th amendment.