Understanding Political Elites in District Lakki Marwat: A Critical Analysis

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Muhammad Shahid Salim
Muhammad Idrees Khan


This research offers a descriptive analysis of the political elites of District Lakki Marwat with special reference to the Historical, religious and socio-economic factors that govern the area. The study will analyse the nature and activities of political elites, their impact and function within the process of political relations and politics district development. In this context, using a critical analysis lens, this study examines the biographical details and qualifications, career history, and political party allegiances, as well as the general political engagement and roles played in local politics by leading local politicians. A special emphasis is paid to the relations that existed or exist between political and religious authorities; to the role of religions as instruments of political manipulation and domination. The study also examines the effect of the elite’s politics within LMPR on democracy, governance, and socioeconomic growth in Lakki Marwat. The themes of political patronage, nepotism, and the establishment of elite power are far from over in Nepali polity as exemplified by this research project that adopts a qualitative approach including interviews with elites, documentation of historical records, and case studies focused on popular political dynasties and individuals. Consistent with these, this study highlights the perceptive importance of solving the following social problems as pertinent to political democratic reforms: Thus, this study can be seen as a small but significant step towards stepping away from the traditional political elitism paradigm in Pakistan and providing recommendations for policymakers, academics, and civil society activists aiming to better understand and influence the dynamics of power and political decision-making in the periphery.

Keywords: Political Elite, District Lakki Marwat, Social Development

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