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EVENTS
2008
(listed reverse chronologically)

Youth Parliament demands setting up of a multi-party Parliamentary Committee to probe murder of Benazir Bhutto
   

 
YPP 2008 Second Session
December 31, 2008
Hotel Margalla, Islamabad

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PILDAT Executive Director observes Bangladesh Parliamentary Election as part of the Commonwealth Observation Group
   

 
PILDAT News
December 30, 2008
Islamabad

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Youth Parliament to debate India-Pakistan Conflict, State of Economy & Education, and Independence of Judiciary
   Second Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-09

 
YPP 2008 Second Session
December 30, 2008
Islamabad

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How Committed is the Western World to Democracy: PILDAT Dialogue Goes on Air
   Geo News to air PILDAT Dialogue Series on Understanding Relations between the Muslims & the Western World

 
PILDAT-Geo Dialogues
December 30, 2008
Islamabad

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State and Society Must Reconcile on Causes of Terrorism to Address the Crisis
   PILDAT Roundtable Discussion: Pakistan, Terrorism and the International Perspective

 
Dialogue Series
December 22, 2008
Lahore

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Issues of Pakistani Migrant Workers: Unity – A Way Forward
   PILDAT Briefing Session for Balochistan MPAs

 
Briefing Session
December 19, 2008
Quetta

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Legislators’ Perspective: Issues of Pakistani Migrant Workers – A Way Forward
   PILDAT Briefing Session for Sindh MPAs

 
Briefing Session
December 18, 2008
Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi

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PILDAT Launches Websites of 15 MNAs as a Pilot Project
   

 
Launching Ceremony
December 16, 2008
PIPS, Islamabad

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Sardar Arshad Khan Legari |  Khush Bakht Shujat |  Saira Afzal Tarar |  Pir Dilawar Shah | 

Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance -2007 Analysed; Review Proposed in keeping with National and International Considerations
   PILDAT Exclusive Briefings on Money Laundering and Pakistan for Senior Government Official and Media Persons

 
Briefing Sessions
December 05, 2008
Hotel Serena, Islamabad

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Government should institute Electoral Reforms at this stage, demands CGEP
   

 
National Roundtable
December 03, 2008
Hotel Serena, Islamabad

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation Study Tour to India
   November 17-22, 2008

 
Pak-India Dialogue
November 22, 2008
India

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Friendship is the Only Way Forward: Parliamentarians from Pakistan & Afghanistan Reiterate
   PILDAT facilitates Pakistan’s Parliamentary Delegation to Kabul

 
Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians Workshop
October 31, 2008
Hotel Serena, Kabul

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PILDAT International Conference on Civil-Military Relations: October 21-22, 2008; Lahore, Pakistan
   PILDAT International Conference on Civil-Military Relations

 
International Conference
October 22, 2008
Hotel Avari, Lahore

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Military Autonomy and the Prospects….[PDF]
India's Democratic Oversight of the Defence….[PDF]
Establishing Civil-Democratic Governance….[PDF]
Civil-Military Relations Reforms in Indonesia….
Civil-Military Relations in Turkey…[PDF]
Cataloguing of Issues in CMR….Military Perspective
Cataloguing of Issues in CMR…Civilian Perspective | A Comparative Overview of the CMR Around the World | Introductory Booklet…CMR Intl. Conference [PDF] |

First Session of Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-2009 Concluded at Islamabad
   

 

September 22, 2008
Islamabad

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Youth Cabinet swears-in; Youth Parliament discusses Revival of Students Unions
   

 
First Session of Youth Parliament 2008
September 19, 2008
Hotel Margalla, Islamabad

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Youth Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition take Oath
   

 

September 18, 2008
Hotel Margalla, Islamabad

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Youth Parliament is the ideal forum for Political Grooming of Young Pakistanis: Sherry Rehman
   Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-2009 meets for its First Session

 

September 17, 2008
Hotel Margalla, Islamabad

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PILDAT Concludes Consultative Sessions on Revival of Students’ Unions
   

 
Consultative Session
September 16, 2008
Islamabad

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PILDAT Consultations on the Revival of Students’ Unions in Pakistan
   Second Consultative Session: Lahore

 
Second Consultative Session
September 10, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Revised Paper [PDF]

Membership of Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-2009 Selected
   Youth Parliament Steering Committee Finalises Membership of Youth Parliament

 
PILDAT News
September 05, 2008
Islamabad

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Systematic and Urgent Revival of Students Unions Stressed
   

 
First Consultative Session
September 04, 2008
Best Western Hotel, Islamabad

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PILDAT Consultation: Orderly Revival of Students Unions in Pakistan
   First Consultative Session: Islamabad

 
PILDAT Consultative Session
September 01, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Revised Paper [PDF]

Geo TV to air PILDAT Dialogue Series on Understanding Relations between the Muslims & the Western World
   

 
PILDAT News
August 18, 2008
Islamabad

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Western Scholars arrive for Muslims-West Dialogue
   

 
Dialogue Series
August 11, 2008
Hotel Pearl Continental, Karachi

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PILDAT issues discussion paper on Revival of Students’ Unions in Pakistan
   

 
Discussion Paper
August 10, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Discussion Paper [PDF]

PILDAT Launches Youth Parliament Pakistan 2008-2009
   

 
Announcement
July 22, 2008
Islamabad

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PILDAT issues Budget Session Roundup of the National Assembly
   

 
Budget Roundup
July 15, 2008
Islamabad

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What Pakistanis Want US Policymakers to Know
   PILDAT-Stimson Centre’s Candid Conversation

 
Web Brief
July 15, 2008
Islamabad

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Parliamentarians call for Developing and Implementing Effective Policies for Promotion and Protection of Overseas Pakistani Workers
   PILDAT holds Briefing Session on Overseas Pakistani Workers: Significance and Issues of Migration

 
Briefing Session
July 03, 2008
Islamabad

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PILDAT Conference on Rule of Law and Democracy in Pakistan: the Road to the Future
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani welcomes recommendations on Balochistan, FATA and the Civil-Military Relations

   

 
Conference News
June 17, 2008
Marriot Hotel, Islamabad

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PILDAT Constitutes Citizens’ Policy Panel on FATA
   

 
Press Release
June 12, 2008
Islamabad

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Parliamentarians seek a more Effective Role in the Budget-making Process
   PILDAT Briefing for Parliamentarians

 
Briefing
June 11, 2008
Hotel Serena, Islamabad

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MPs from FATA call for Dialogue with Government
   Dialogue on Current Situation in FATA

 
Dialogue
June 04, 2008
Hotel Marriot, Islamabad

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PILDAT lauds National Assembly Speaker on NA Website
   

 
Press Release
June 04, 2008
Islamabad

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PILDAT issues Roundup of the 4th Session as the National Assembly begins its 5th Session
   

 
Roundup
June 02, 2008
Islamabad

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4th Session Roundup - Download [PDF]

Pak-Afghan Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Terrorism, other Issues demanded
   First Joint Parliamentary Workshop for Pakistan and Afghan MPs concludes

 
Workshop
April 24, 2008
Marriott Hotel, Islamabad

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First Joint Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians’ Workshop on “Parliamentary Oversight”
   

 
Workshop
April 21, 2008
Islamabad

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Dialogue on Relations between Muslims and the West
Western Parliamentarians of Pakistani Origin interact with Pakistani intellectuals, Media and MPs

   

 
Dialogue Series
April 18, 2008
Islamabad

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Current State of Relations….[PDF]
Pakistani Diaspora in the West…[PDF]
Pakistan's Image in the West…[PDF]

Pakistani Diaspora in the West needs to “do more”
   

 
Dialogue Series
April 15, 2008
Pearl Continental, Karachi

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Current State of Relations….[PDF]
Pakistani Diaspora in the West…[PDF]
Pakistan's Image in the West…[PDF]

PILDAT to host MPs of Pakistani Origin in Dialogue Series: Understanding Relations between the Muslim World and the West: April 15-16-17, 2008: Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
   

 
Dialogue Series
April 11, 2008
Islamabad

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Time To Establish The Supremacy And Primacy Of The Parliament Is NOW; A 10 Points Agenda For The New Speaker Of The National Assembly  
   

 
PILDAT Analysis
March 20, 2008
Islamabad

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15th Sitting of the Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations
   

 
DGCMR Meeting
February 28, 2008
Islamabad

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CGEP reviews polling-day fairness; demands:
   

  • Political Parties to Respect Public Mandate
  • Non-Interference in Formation of New Governments by the Presidency, by Local and Foreign Elements
  • Restoration of Judiciary
  • Musharraf to Step Down from Presidency
  • Independent Judicial Enquiry into Incidents of Poll-day Rigging
 
CGEP Statement
February 21, 2008
Islamabad

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How Independent is the Election Commission in Pakistan?
   The CGEP Paper Analyses the Constitutional Powers of the ECP with that of the Election Commission of India

 
Background Paper
February 15, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Report [PDF]

The Citizens Group Concludes Electoral Fact Finding Mission to Thatta and Badin; Government Resources and Strong Arm Tactics in Play to Queer the Electoral Pitch
   

 
CGEP Statement
February 15, 2008
Islamabad

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Candidates, Party Officials evince keen interest in course on ‘The Last 200 Hours of Election Campaign’
   500 participate in PILDAT- IRI refresher courses across party lines and all over the country

 
Refresher Course
February 14, 2008
Peshawar, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Lahore

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Report of CGEP Pre-Election Fact-Finding Missions to Gujrat and Sialkot Released
   CGEP demands effective Army deployment for election; finds sense of insecurity in Gujrat

 
CGEP Statement
February 11, 2008
Islamabad

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Citizens Group holds meetings with Ch. Shujaat and Mian Nawaz Sharif; discusses parties' positions on pre-election environment
   

 
CGEP Statement
February 06, 2008
Lahore

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Political Parties Commit to Increase Education Budget to 4% of the GDP within three years
   Joint Declaration on “Education for All in Pakistan” goals issued at Islamabad

 
APC on Education for All
February 05, 2008
Hotel Serena, Islamabad

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Download English Version [PDF]
Urdu Version [PDF]
News/Media Eng. Ver [PDF]
News/Media Urdu Ver [PDF]
Joint Declaration [PDF]

Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations Welcomes Steps announced to distance military from Civilian domains; Complete Civilian Supremacy be established over the Armed Forces
   

 
Statement
February 01, 2008
Islamabad

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Citizens Group on Electoral Process (CGEP) Met with Provincial Election Commissioner of Sindh
   

 
Press Release
January 29, 2008
Karachi

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Understanding Elections in Pakistan
   

 
Briefing
January 25, 2008
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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Download Calculus of Electoral Politics [PDF]
Download How Elections Are Stolen [PDF]
Presentation by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gillani [PDF]

Attock Postal Ballots Conspiracy Charges unfounded but Evidence of Pre-Poll Rigging Found by CGEP Fact Finding Mission
   Attock Pre-Election Fact-finding Mission Report Released

 
CGEP Fact Finding Mission
January 21, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Report [PDF]

Election 2008: Citizens Group Releases Score Card on Pre-poll Fairness
   

CGEP Terms:
  • Pre-Poll Electoral Process “Highly Unfair”
  • Prospects for the fairness of remaining phases of the electoral process “very slim”
  • Increased Compulsions for Manipulation and Rigging of remaining phases of Election if the popularity of the former ruling parties takes a hit
  • Independence of Judiciary and Effectiveness / Credibility of the Election Commission - two most important parameters to judge the fairness of the pre-poll election process
  • Neutrality of the President received the lowest score (14 on a scale of 100): most damaging factor for the credibility of the electoral process
  • Overall Pre-poll fairness receives a score a 26 on a scale of 100
  • The Only Way Forward: Reconstitution of the Caretaker Governments and the ECP through consensus of Political Parties
 

January 09, 2008
Islamabad

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Download Report on Pre-Poll Fairness [PDF]

All Parties Conference on ‘Education For All’ on February 5
   

 
Media Briefing
January 18, 2008
Islamabad

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1. APC Fact Sheet [PDF]
2. Statement of UNESCO-Director [PDF]

CGEP to undertake Electoral Fact Finding Mission to District Attock
   

 
Press Release
January 14, 2008
Islamabad

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Citizens Group Calls for:
   

  1. A Non-Partisan President
  2. Independent Inquiry Commission for the Benazir Bhutto tragedy
  3. Appointment of a New CEC and Reconstitution of full ECP
  4. Effective Use of Powers by the ECP
  5. Restraint by the Political Parties
  6. Responsibility by the Media
  7. Peaceful Conduct by all Citizens
  8. No Further Postponement of Polls on any grounds
 
Meeting
January 04, 2008
Hotel Pearl Continental, Lahore

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Citizens Group on Electoral Process (CGEP) to Review the Political and Electoral Scenario
   

 
Press Release
January 03, 2008
Islamabad

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