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EVENTS
2010
(listed reverse chronologically)

Despite shortcomings, Democratic System Must Continue
   

 

December 31, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT Briefing Session on Immunization Campaigns: Challenges & way forward
   

 
Immunization Awareness Campaign
December 31, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT Seminar: US Security Policy in Afghanistan and Implications for Pakistan
With emphasis on how US Congress shapes policies towards Pakistan

   Pakistan needs to develop indigenous narrative vis-à-vis US security narrative for Afghanistan

  • Parliament and the Civilian Government need to develop a pro-active, analysis based approach that should guide the Pakistan narrative
  • Military needs the Civilian support to carry out counter-insurgency operations
  • 60% American citizen are against continuation of Afghanistan war yet the war theatre and time frame expanding
  • America is in difficult transition period regarding policy of Afghanistan. Experts were of the view in PILDAT Seminar.
 
PILDAT Seminar
December 30, 2010
Islamabad

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South Punjab development share will be 35% in the 2011 budget: Rana Sana ullah Khan, MPA, Provincial Minister of Law & Parliamentary Affairs Punjab
   

 
Public Policy Dialogue
December 29, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT should constitute a Committee of eminent personalities, media persons, ex parliamentarians and academia for nomination and setting criteria for best legislator award: unanimously decided in the PILDAT Consultative Session
   

 
PILDAT Consultative Session
December 24, 2010
Islamabad

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Members of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa express shock over the rising rate of Polio in the Province and FATA
   

 
Immunization Awareness
December 22, 2010
Peshawar

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Effective Implementation of Anti-Money Laundering Laws Stressed
   PILDAT Conference: Anti Money laundering and Implications for Counter-Terrorism Efforts

 
Threat Financing Conference
December 14, 2010
Islamabad

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MPAs resolve to move resolution to overcome immunization challenges in flood-hit areas
   

 
Immunization Awareness
December 07, 2010
Lahore

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Fact-based Discourse and Awareness needed on Grievances of South Punjab
   

 
Discussion Session
November 26, 2010
Lahore

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Government to Formulate Comprehensive Policies to Improve routine Immunization in Balochistan: Dr. Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi, Provincial Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination
   

 
Immunization Awareness Program
November 11, 2010
Quetta

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PILDAT Briefing Session on Impact of the 18th Constitutional Amendment on Labour Rights
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
November 11, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT Skills-building workshop on Conflict Transformation: Dynamics, Skills and Strategies for the members and Secretariat Staff of the legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan
   

 

November 03, 2010
Gilgit

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Speaker Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly chairs MLAs meeting to form cross-party Caucus on Promotion of Immunization in the Gilgit Baltistan
   

 

November 02, 2010
Gilgit

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Study Visit
   

 
Canada Study Visit
October 30, 2010
Toronto

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation Visits Ontario Legislature
   

 
Canada Study Visit
October 29, 2010
Toronto

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PILDAT demands early completion of Air Blue Plane Crash Investigation & monument in victims’ memory
   

 

October 28, 2010
Islamabad

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation Calls on Speaker Milliken
   

 
Canada Study Visit
October 28, 2010
Ottawa

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation interacts with Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committees
   

 
Canada Study Visit
October 27, 2010
Ottawa

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Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation’s Study Visit to Canada on Parliament and Budgetary Accountability
   

 
Canada Study Visit
October 26, 2010
Ottawa

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Involvement of Parliament, Political Parties, Media and Citizens Groups must for effective Budget Process in Pakistan
   

 

October 18, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT Launches
BUDGET PROCESS GUIDE
for Parliament, Political Parties, Citizens Groups and Media

   

 

October 18, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT Panel Discussion on Parliamentary Oversight of Defence in Pakistan

Conducive Conditions in Pakistan for Democratic Oversight of Defence; No coup d'état in sight in Pakistan: Mushahid Hussain

   

 
PILDAT Panel Discussion
October 07, 2010
Islamabad

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Members of the Punjab Assembly discuss the development of a Parliamentary Curriculum
   

 

October 07, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT welcomes effective oversight by the National Assembly Special Committee on Railways
   

 

October 05, 2010
Islamabad

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Harmony between bureaucracy and pubic representatives is must to promote immunization in flood hit areas of Sindh, says Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro at PILDAT Briefing Session
   PILDAT Briefing Session on the Importance of Immunization in Flood Hit Areas

 
Immunization Awareness Programme
October 05, 2010
Karachi

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PILDAT Roundtable Discussion on Financing Quality Basic Education for All

Sindh Government takes credit for merit based recruitment of 10,000 teachers, says Pir Mazhar ul Haq, Senior Minister of Education in PILDAT Roundtable Discussion

   

 
Roundtable Discussion
October 04, 2010
Karachi

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Well Coordinated Efforts by the Government, Legislators, Media and Civil Society required to promote Immunization in Flood Hit Areas, Said Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan in PILDAT Briefing
   

 
PILDAT Immunization Awareness
September 30, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT Lauds directives of the Chief Election Commissioner barring Prime Minister and CMs from by-election Campaign
   

 

September 29, 2010
Islamabad

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ECP should speed up the process of Electoral reforms: PILDAT Roundtable reviews progress on ECP Strategic Plan
   

 
PILDAT Roundtable Discussion
September 28, 2010
Lahore

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Government urged to join hands with Legislators, civil society and media to promote immunization in flood affected areas
   

 
Immunization Awareness Programme
September 28, 2010
Muzaffarabad

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400 Parliamentarians, Ministers and Experts from 32 Countries meet in Turkey to debate Parliament’s Role in the Budget Process
   

 

September 24, 2010


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PILDAT Analysis did not malign MNAs; used assets declared by Legislators
   PILDAT writes to Prime Minister, Speaker and Leader of the Opposition to dispel misperceptions

 

September 23, 2010
Islamabad

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Honourable Kiramat Ullah Khan, Speaker Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa terms Awareness about the Immunization programmes as increased
   

 

September 22, 2010
Peshawar

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Mid-Term Review of Quality of Democracy in Pakistan gets a 45% Score
   

 

September 15, 2010
Islamabad

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Executive Summary [PDF]
Exec. Summary Urdu [PDF]
Report [PDF]

Average Value of MNAs’ Assets increases three folds since 2002; the current National Assembly twice as rich compared to the previous one
   PILDAT Analysis of the MNAs’ Assets Declarations

 
Comparative Analysis Report
September 14, 2010
Islamabad

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Government should join hands with the Parliamentarians and media to promote immunization in flood affected areas:
   PILDAT briefing session on the importance of immunization in flood affected areas

 
PILDAT Briefing
September 02, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT says Military should not be dragged into Politics; Democracy is the only Way Forward
   

 

August 25, 2010
Islamabad

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Prime Minister’s continuing Election Rallies and Election Commission’s inaction are severely damaging the credibility of democratic process – PILDAT
   PILDAT releases its letter to the Chief Election Commissioner

 

August 23, 2010
Islamabad

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Condolence Reference to pay tribute to 6 martyred Members of Youth Parliament

Youth Parliament Martyrs Remembered

   

 
Condolence Reference
August 11, 2010
Karachi

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Government, ECP urged to institute Electoral Reforms Now: CGEP
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
August 10, 2010
Karachi

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Youth Parliament pays glowing tribute to its Prime Minister & fellow Members
   

 

July 29, 2010
Islamabad

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Mr. Adam Thomson offers condolences to Youth Parliament on the loss of 6 Members

UK will never turn its back on Pakistan: British High Commissioner Adam Thomson

   

 

July 29, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT mourns the death of Youth Parliament Members on-board Airblue Flight ED 202
   

 

July 28, 2010
Islamabad

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Youth Parliament Introductory Booklet 2009-10

Punjab Speaker chairs PILDAT Briefing Session on Impact of the 18th Constitutional Amendment and the 7th NFC Award on the Federation-Provinces Relations
   

 
Briefing Session
July 22, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT Seminar on Civil-Military Relations and Democracy: An Account of 2 Years

Adherence to Constitution and Rule of Law only guarantees of sustainable Democracy and democratic Civil-Military Relation

   

 
PILDAT Seminar
July 20, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT demands placing legislators’ declarations on ECP website
   

 

July 13, 2010
Islamabad

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Parliamentary Caucus on the Promotion of Immunization in Pakistan elects its Executive Committee and Office Bearers
   

 

July 01, 2010
Islamabad

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Speaker Honourable Muhammad Aslam Bhootani launches Balochistan Assembly Caucus to Promote Immunization
   

 

June 30, 2010
Quetta

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“Pakistan sets exemplary achievements by highest seizures of Narcotics in the world” says Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Pakistan
   

 
Briefing on Narcotics Control
June 25, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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Government urged to finish Education Apartheid in Pakistan and promote Education for All: PILDAT Briefing Session
   

 
Roundtable Discussion
June 25, 2010
Hotel Marriottt, Islamabad

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Speaker Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly chairs MLAs meeting to form cross-party Caucus on Promotion of Immunization in the AJK
   

 

June 23, 2010
Muzaffarabad

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Download Urdu Version [PDF]

Speaker Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu & Kashmir opens PILDAT Skills-Building Workshop on Conflict Transformation: Dynamics, Skills and Strategies for Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir
   

 
Skills Building Workshop
June 22, 2010
Muzzaffarabd

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker chairs MPAs meet to form cross-party caucus on promotion of immunization in the province
   

 

June 21, 2010
Peshawar

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A Caucus is formed by the members of the Punjab Assembly under the patronage of Mr. Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly to promote immunization in Pakistan
   

 

June 18, 2010
Lahore

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Greater detail of Defence Budget to improve Civil Military Relations in Pakistan
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
June 17, 2010
Islamabad

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Speaker Sindh Assembly to be the Patron of Sindh MPAs’ Caucus on promoting immunization in Pakistan
   

 

June 16, 2010
Karachi

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Speaker Sindh Assembly opens PILDAT Skills-Building Workshop on Conflict Transformation: Dynamics, Skills and Strategies for Members of the Provincial Assembly of the Sindh
   

 
PILDAT Skill Building Workshop
June 14, 2010
Karachi

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PILDAT holds Exclusive Briefing for Parliamentarians on Analysis of the Federal Budget 2010-2011
   

 
Briefing on Budget
June 08, 2010
Islamabad

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Time to institute Electoral Reforms is NOW: PILDAT
   

 
PILDAT Media Briefing
June 07, 2010
Islamabad

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Parliamentarians form cross-party Caucus to promote Immunization in Pakistan
   

 

June 01, 2010
Islamabad

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Civil-Military Dialogue Group calls for constitution of 2 separate Judicial Commissions to investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the death of Nawab Akbar Bugti and affix responsibility
   

 
Civil-Military Dialogue Group
June 01, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT holds Skills-Building Workshop on Conflict Transformation: Dynamics, Skills and Strategies
   

 
Skills-Building Workshop
May 28, 2010
Lahore

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Continuation of Democratic Process only way to improve Assemblies’ performance, says Deputy Speaker, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab
   

 
Roundtable Discussion
May 25, 2010
Lahore

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Download Urdu Version [PDF]

PILDAT Legislative Forum on Federal Value Added Tax Bill 2010 (VAT 2010)
   Estimated VAT benefits are highly exaggerated: Experts

 
Legislative Forum
May 13, 2010
Islamabad

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Parliamentarians strongly demand Pre-Budget Session; Complain about an ineffective Role of Parliament in the Budget Process
   Parliamentarians believe that:

  • Government promises to take Parliamentarians on board every year before the budget but does not honour its promise
  • Parliamentarians must play their role in oversight of departmental/ministerial Budget (Demands for Grants) in Standing Committees
  • Budget Strategy Paper-I, before it is discussed in the Cabinet in December, should be discussed in the Parliament
  • Standing Committees must play a role in holding Pre-Budget public consultations with the Public, Business and Civil Society.
  • Duration of the Budget Sessions in the Parliament must be increased
  • Parliamentarians must be included in the process at least three months prior to the Budget Debating Session
 
Briefing Session
May 5, 2010
Islamabad

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Federal and Provincial Governments are urged not to allow a vacuum in Labour Laws to emerge after the expiration of IRA 2008 on April 30, 2010
   

 
Briefing Session
April 29, 2010
Islamabad

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Inputs in the Federal Budget should be made by Business, Media and Civil Society at this Stage: Syed Naveed Qamar
   

 
Briefing Session
April 28, 2010
Islamabad

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Now is the time to institute Electoral Reforms: CGEP
   

 
Briefing Session
April 26, 2010
Lahore

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Prime Minister Welcomes CGEP Electoral Reforms Proposals; supports early Preparation of Computerised Electoral Rolls
   The Citizens Group on Electoral Process Calls on the PM and the CEC; Urges for timely Electoral Reforms

 

March 26, 2010
Islamabad

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Civilian Control of Ministry of Defence and Parliamentary Oversight of Defence Sector Urged
   

 

March 24, 2010
Islamabad

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Prime Minister for Lahore to be a Drug-free City: Tariq Khosa
   PILDAT Consultative Session on Draft Anti Narcotics Policy 2010|: Lahore

 
Anti-Narcotics Consultative Session
March 19, 2010
Lahore

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PILDAT Consultative Session on Draft Anti Narcotics Policy 2010: Karachi
   Strict Punishments for Drug-traffickers and effective role of Law Enforcement Agencies stressed in Anti-Narcotics Policy 2010: Syed Faisal Subzwari, Minister of Youth Affairs

 
Anti-Narcotics Consultative Session
March 18, 2010
Karachi

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PILDAT Consultative Session on Draft Anti Narcotics Policy 2010
   A thorough Public Review and Effective Implementation of Anti-Narcotics Policy 2010 Stressed:

  • Pakistan faces the Challenges of dismantling Narcotics/Drug Trafficking Infrastructure
  • The Western World urged to stop demand of drugs
  • NATO asked to eliminate Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan
  • Social Awareness, Values-based Education/Curriculum and Renaissance of Family Values encouraged
  • Greater Efficiency and Coordination of Anti-Narcotics Agencies Needed alongside stricter oversight of corrupt elements
 
Anti-Narcotics Consultative Session
March 17, 2010
Islamabad

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Government, Parliament Must Act Fast on Creating an Independent and Effective Accountability Organisation; Provinces Should Follow Suit: PILDAT
   

 

March 14, 2010
Islamabad

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Urdu Version [PDF]

Citizens Group on Electoral Process Issues Background Paper on the State of Electoral Rolls in Pakistan
   

  • Electoral Rolls must be Corrected and Updated using the NADRA Database
  • CNIC and Voter Registration must be a One-Window Operation
  • Progressive and Constructive Attitude of the current ECP Leadership appreciated
  • Need for Inquiry and Detailed Report by the ECP in Preparation of Computerised Electoral Rolls ahead of February 2008 General Election
 

March 08, 2010
Islamabad

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PILDAT recommends modifications to the Competition Law before it is passed by the Senate of Pakistan
   PILDAT Legislative Brief: The Competition Ordinance 2007

 

March 05, 2010
Islamabad

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Women Parliamentarians top the List of Movers of Private Members’ Bills
   

 

March 04, 2010
Islamabad

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The Second Parliamentary Year of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan
   

  • 29 Laws passed by the 13th National Assembly in the Second Year compared to 4 Laws in the First Year
  • The Acts to Ordinance Ratio Improved in Second Year: 29 Acts Vs 27 Ordinances compared to 4 Acts Vs 17 Ordinances in the First Parliamentary Year
  • Prime Minister maintains his tradition of attending the National Assembly sittings more regularly than any Prime Minister in the recent history of Pakistan
  • 13th National Assembly met for 344 Hours and 27 Minutes during the Second Parliamentary year which is 24% more time than the First Parliamentary Year
  • Parliament’s Role to Resolve National Conflicts and Crises remains weak
  • Senior MPs fail to set Standards of active Parliamentary Participation for Younger MPs
  • Key Legislation such as Holders of Public Offices (Accountability) remains Pending
 

March 01, 2010
Islamabad

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Bridging the gap between Parliament and Civil Society

PILDAT initiates Directory and Database to link Parliamentary Committees and Civil-Society Organisations (CSOs)

   

 

February 25, 2010
Islamabad

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue Holds Pre-Budget Public Consultation on Expanding the Tax Base; Receives Ideas for Federal Budget 2010-2011
   

 

February 18, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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DHA Islamabad Ordinance is Seriously Flawed; Should be either Scrapped or thoroughly Amended
   PILDAT Legislative Forum on DHA Ordinance

 

February 16, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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PILDAT Lauds the Government Initiative to Strengthen Parliament’s Role in Budget Process; the Decision to Strengthen Parliament and Democracy
   

 

February 11, 2010
Islamabad

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Strengthening Bond between the Citizens and the Punjab Assembly: PILDAT Facilitates a Steering Committee
   

 

February 10, 2010
Islamabad

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Citizens Group on Electoral Process holds Consultation on Electoral Rolls; Interacts with Syed Naveed Qamar and Federal Law Secretary
   

 
CGEP Consultation Session
February 03, 2010
Islamabad

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Politicians, MPs, Academicians, Civil Society and Media Persons Mull Over What Should Determine Democracy Assessment in Pakistan
   PILDAT National Consultative Workshop on the Framework for Democracy Assessment in Pakistan

 
PILDAT Consultative Workshop
January 25, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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PILDAT holds Consultative Session on the Performance of Punjab Assembly under Chairmanship of the Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker
   

 
Consultative Session
January 22, 2010
Lahore

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Pre Budget Briefing Session allows Punjab MPAs to make contributions to the upcoming Budget
   PILDAT Pre-Budget Briefing for Punjab MPAs

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
January 22, 2010
Lahore

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Constitution of Pakistan should Govern Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan: PILDAT Briefing on Parliamentary Oversight of the Defence Sector
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
January 14, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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Indonesian CMR: Lessons for Pakistan[PDF]
Oversight of Security Sector in Turkey [PDF]
Turkey Study Visit Report [PDF]

Democracy Assessment Group (DAG) Meets at PILDAT to Start Assessment of Democracy in Pakistan
   

 

January 14, 2010
Islamabad

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New Industrial Relations Legislation in the pipeline; Parliamentarians’ Support Required for a Comprehensive Law: Syed Khurshid Shah, Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower
   PILDAT Briefing Session for Parliamentarians on Labour Laws in Pakistan

 
Briefing Session
January 12, 2010
Hotel Marriott, Islamabad

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