Advisory Council of Swat State (1954-1969). An appraisal


  • Jalal Uddin PhD Candidate, Department of History, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.


Advisory Council, Swat State, Pakistan, Election, Membership


The princely State of Swat had very cordial relations with the Government of Pakistan since partition in August 1947. However, soon after independence there were voices for popular government and democratisation of Swat State. The ruler of Swat State had to respond to such demands and to take such steps that may appease the dissenting elements. In response to such demands within the State, an Advisory Council was introduced in Swat State in 1954 and it remained operative till 1969. The Council consisted of both nominated and elected members. The sessions of the Advisory Council were held regularly. In this article an attempt has been made to trace the historical background of the Council, conduct of elections to the proposed Council and its membership. Further, the proceedings of the Council have also been covered.  




How to Cite

Uddin, J. . (2023). Advisory Council of Swat State (1954-1969). An appraisal. Journal of Asian Civilizations, 46(1), 63–79. Retrieved from