Basic Democracies was a framework for local government first introduced in Pakistan by General Ayub Khan circa 1960. The system included five tiers: village-level union councils, subdistrict councils, district councils, divisional advisory councils, and the province-level development advisory council. The Basic Democracies system was aboloshed by Yahya Khan circa 1969.
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Collection — Box: MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0133
Content Description The diary of Sandy Tyler includes her entries from December 1964 through 1965 while working in Pakistan with the organization Basic Democracies as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her diary entries document daily life, frustrations, and travel for vacations and when leaving Pakistan.A partial transcription provided by the seller:1964"December 1st, Tonight I am alone. Karen and Jack have gone to a party at Tinghi. Spent a good hour digging up a tree for xmas. It seems...