but not dominated by regional religious movements, had registered an incremental devolution of central authority.
The elections of the PQP candidates in the Khyber and Orakzai Agencies and the PMLN's success in taking five National Assembly seats in Malakand implied that the religious movements in these areas would continue to face alternative, legitimate rivals for local influence. In 1997 neither the TNSM and TIUQ nor the defeated political leadership that opposed them in 1994-5 seemed to have had a "mutually empowering" recent history. But none among the religious movements, the defeated PPP, or the newly-serving political figures exhibited evidence that any issue had been permanently resolved.
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Publication information: Book title: Pakistan, 1997. Contributors: Craig Baxter - Editor, Charles H. Kennedy - Editor. Publisher: Westview Press. Place of publication: Boulder, CO. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 138.
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