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EVENTS
2012
(listed reverse chronologically)

APC on Polio develops political consensus; declares polio a national security threat
   

  1. 13 Political Parties Across Pakistan’s Political Spectrum declare Polio a National Emergency; agree on including Polio Eradication as a goal in respective Party Manifestoes

  2. All Parties strongly condemn attacks on Polio Workers Teams; appreciate the dedication and efforts of Polio Workers Teams

  3. Parties declare Religion is not obstructing polio eradication

  4. Parties sign Joint Declaration; pledge to:

    1. Allocate financial and human resources for implementation Polio Eradication strategies

    2. Institute an effective elected Local Government system declaring it vital for polio eradication

 

December 19, 2012
Islamabad

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National and Provincial Legislators to work in harmony to eradicate Polio: Kundi
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
December 13, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians Dialogue Round VII
December 11-12, 2012; Islamabad, Pakistan

   Joint Statement

 
Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians Dialogue-VII
December 12, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Joint Statement [English PDF]
Pashto Version [PDF]
Dari Version [PDF]

Afghan MPs call on Prime Minister; kick-off 2-day Dialogue with Pakistan MPs
   

 
Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians Dialogue-VII
December 11, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Delimitation in Karachi
   

 
By Ahmed Bilal Mehboob [1]
December 11, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in association with PILDAT to jointly hold 7th Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians Dialogue: December 11-12; Islamabad
   

 
Pak-Afghan Joint Workshop
December 07, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Continuity of Democratic Process a Positive Sign; Governance Failure a Major Concern: PILDAT Workshop
   

 
PILDAT National Workshop
December 06, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Institutional Balance and Counter-Terrorism Narrative Needed
   

 

November 30, 2012
Lahore

Details

Government’s Proposed Amendments to Anti-Terrorism Law far from Comprehensive: PILDAT
   

 
PILDAT Legislative Brief
November 24, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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First-Ever Youth Provincial Assembly-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Invites Expressions of Interest from the Youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
   

 
Youth Provincial Assembly-KP
November 20, 2012
Islamabad

Details


   

 
Chief Minister Bihar Visit to Pakistan
November 16, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Peace and Friendship for Good Governance
   By Ahmed Bilal Mehboob *

 

November 11, 2012
Lahore

Details

PILDAT terms ECP’s Draft Code of Conduct largely Vague and Superfluous; Political Parties should initiate a Voluntary Code of Conduct over and above Electoral Laws; real test will be in its enforcement
   

 

November 08, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Youth Parliament Pakistan Invites Expressions of Interest for its 5th Batch 2013
   

 
YPP 2013 EOI Submission
November 07, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Pakistan needs an effective legislation to tackle terrorism in the country
   

 
PILDAT Public Forum
October 31, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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PILDAT releases legislative Analysis of NAC 2012

New proposed Accountability Law weaker than the present law: PILDAT

   

  1. Compared to NAO 1999, the draft NAC 2012 aims to shrink the space of accountability
  2. Political Consensus needed for an effective Accountability Law
  3. The NAC 2012 DOES NOT provide for an investigation and prosecution agency impervious to political influence
  4. Sustainability of Democracy in Pakistan closely and directly related to the existence of an independent Accountability mechanism
 
PILDAT Legislative Brief
October 11, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan
   Quarterly Monitor: July 11 – October 10, 2012

 
CMR Quarterly Monitor
October 11, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Legislation should be the prime responsibility of the public representatives
   

 
PILDAT Forum
September 28, 2012
Lahore

Details

Democracy Assessment Group Reviews Indigenous Framework to Evaluate Quality of Democracy in Pakistan
   

 
DAG Meeting
September 25, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Political Parties should establish policy think tanks: PILDAT Forum
   

 
PILDAT Forum
September 19, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Urdu Version [PDF]
PILDAT Recommendations [PDF]

PILDAT calls for early introduction of Anti-terrorism Bill in Parliament
   

 
PILDAT News
September 14, 2012
Islamabad

Details

PILDAT Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations calls for:
   

  • Early introduction and passage of stringent anti-terrorism laws
  • Government must disclose the reasons for presence and TORs of UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Pakistan
 
CMR Dialogue Group Meeting
September 11, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Democracy Monitor: Monthly Update - August 2012
   

 
Democracy Monitor
September 07, 2012
Islamabad

Details

MPAs should have a role in framing Punjab Government Rules of Business
   PILDAT Briefing Session for Punjab MPAs on Understanding Punjab Government Rules of Business

 
Briefing Session
September 04, 2012
Lahore

Details

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Urdu Version [PDF]

Pakistan India Parliamentary interactions go beyond Federal to State Levels
   

 
India-Pakistan Dialogue IV
August 27, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Joint Statement
Background Paper: The Revived Dialogue….. [PDF]
Bk. Paper: Prospects of Improving…. [PDF]
Report: Pace & Progress…. [PDF]

India-Pakistan Parliamentarians Dialogue-IV concludes in New Delhi
Parliamentarians call for early liberalisation of visa regime between Pakistan and India

   

 
India-Pakistan Dialogue IV
August 24, 2012
New Delhi

Details

Joint Statement
Bk. Paper: The Revived Dialogue….. [PDF]
Bk. Paper: Prospects of Improving…. [PDF]
Report: Pace & Progress…. [PDF]

Parliamentary Dialogues contribute to strengthening the Pak-India Relationship: Speaker Lok Sabha Ms. Meira Kumar
   4th Round of India-Pakistan Parliamentarians Dialogue begins in New Delhi

 
India-Pakistan Dialogue IV
August 23, 2012
New Delhi

Details

Profiles of Pakistan Delegation
Bk. Paper: The Revived Dialogue….. [PDF]
Bk. Paper: Prospects of Improving…. [PDF]
Report: Pace & Progress…. [PDF]

PILDAT releases 3rd Quarterly Citizens Monitoring Report on State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan
   

 
Electoral Reforms
August 10, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download 3rd Qtr Report [PDF]
Urdu Version [PDF]

Democracy Monitor
   Quarterly Update | May 01 - August 06, 2012

 
PILDAT Democracy Monitor
August 08, 2012
Islamabad

Details

CGEP Delegation visits ECP; interacts with Secretary and Members of the ECP
   

 
CGEP Visit to EC
August 01, 2012
Islamabad

Details

CGEP announces Unfinished Agenda of Electoral Reforms; presents proposals to the CEC
   

 
PILDAT Public Forum
July 31, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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PILDAT marks the 2nd Anniversary of Youth Parliament Pakistan’s Martyrs with a Memorial Booklet
   

 
YPP Martyrs Memorial Booklet
July 27, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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ECP directives only partly enforced in NA-151: PILDAT Citizens Group
   

  • ECP enforcement staff not fully aware of election spending law
  • Violations of ECP code witnessed in banners, hoardings and wall-chalking
  • Leading candidates apprehensive about applicability of new ECP directives and neutrality of administration
 
CGEP Fact Finding Mission
July 18, 2012
Multan

Details

PILDAT Quarterly Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan: April 1 - July 10, 2012
   

 
CMR Quarterly Monitor
July 17, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Parliament must retain Constitutional provision disqualifying foreign/dual nationals for contesting Election: PILDAT
   

 
PILDAT Press Release
July 10, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Senior Pakistan Delegation holds interactions on National Security in London
   

 
PILDAT Delegation Visit to UK
July 08, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Citizens’ Forum Demands Effective Role for the Committees in the Budget Process
   

 
Citizens Forum
June 29, 2012
Lahore

Details

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Urdu Version [PDF]

Civil-Military cohesion vital to improve Pak-US relations as a critical new internal political phase commences
   

 
DGCMR Meeting
June 27, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Education and Health Committees of the Punjab Assembly review Departmental Budgets 2012-2013; demand rules to be amended to allow for budget scrutiny by Standing Committees
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
June 12, 2012
Lahore

Details

Brief for PAP Std. Committee on Edu. [PDF]
Edu. Urdu Version [PDF]
Brief for PAP Std. Committee on Health [PDF]
Health Urdu Version [PDF]

Parliament urged to give Committees a role in effective Budget Scrutiny
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
June 04, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations meets in Islamabad
   

 
DGCMR Meeting
May 15, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Developments impacting the Quality of Democracy: January-April 2012
   

 
Democracy Update
May 07, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Concerns expressed about quality of Electoral Rolls and slow pace of electoral reforms
   

 
Public Forum
May 03, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download State of Electoral Reforms: 2 Qtr [PDF]
Download Urdu Version [PDF]

Citizens Group calls for Urgent Actions to Prepare for Fair Elections
   

 
CGEP Group
April 25, 2012
Islamabad

Details

PILDAT’s Democracy Assessment Group recommends 5 Key Measures to resolve Karachi’s unrest
   

 
Democracy Assessment Group
April 25, 2012
Islamabad

Details

PILDAT’s Democracy Assessment Group recommends 13 Priority Actions to improve the Balochistan Situation
   

 
Democracy Assessment Group
April 24, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download Issue Paper on Balochistan [PDF]

Public Service Delivery Important to Improve Quality of Democracy
   

 
Roundtable Discussion
April 16, 2012
Karachi

Details

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Downlaod Urdu Version [PDF]

PILDAT Quarterly Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan: January – March 2012
   

 
CMR Quarterly Monitor
April 05, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Democratic and Parliamentary Oversight of Defence has begun, but a long way to go
   

 
Public Forum
March 21, 2012
Islamabad

Details

National Workshop on Assessment of the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan
   

 
PILDAT National Workshop
March 19, 2012
Peshawar

Details

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Downlaod Urdu Version [PDF]

Free and Fair Election in Balochistan is the Way Forward: PILDAT Forum on Balochistan
   

 
PILDAT Discussion Forum
March 14, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Standing Committees of the Punjab Assembly should be given a Role in Budget Process
   

 
PILDAT Workshop
March 06, 2012
Lahore

Details

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PILDAT Welcomes the ECP/NADRA initiative of SMS facility for Verifying Voter Registration
   

 

March 01, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download Report - State of Electroal Reforms [PDF]

PILDAT deeply concerned over the Election Commission’s failure to check violence and reported irregularities in the By-Elections
   

 

February 27, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Youth should take part in decision making process at the National Level: Inaugural Session of the 4th Youth Parliament
   

 
Youth Parliament Pakistan
February 23, 2012
Islamabad

Details

“Issue of Federal legislation on Industrial Relations Laws will be sorted out before lapse of Industrial Relation Ordinance 2011:” Kaira
   

 
Briefing Session
February 22, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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PILDAT welcomes Govt-Opposition “Consensus” on appointment of Neutral Caretaker Governments in 20th Amendment to the Constitution
   

 

February 21, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download PILDAT Petition Text [PDF]
Download Report [PDF]

Fourth Youth Parliament Pakistan Meets for its Inaugural Session
   

 
Youth Parliament Pakistan
February 20, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Dialogue and development is the key to solve Balochistan’s issues, Participants say
   

 
National Workshop
February 13, 2012
Lahore

Details

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PILDAT welcomes Govt-Opposition negotiations on appointment of Neutral Caretaker Governments
   

 

February 10, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Download PILDAT Petition Text [PDF]
Download Report [PDF]

Punjab Assembly Standing Committee on Education holds Pre-Budget Public Consultation on How to Ensure Effective Spending on Education: Ideas for the Budget 2012-2013
   

 
Public Consultation
February 08, 2012
Lahore

Details

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“Immediate Electoral Reforms is a need of Time,” says CGEP in a Public Forum on the State of Electoral Reforms in Pakistan
   

 
CGEP Public Forum
February 07, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Committees Role a must in Budget Process, demand Punjab MPAs
   ?

  • Punjab Assembly Standing Committees discuss how to effectively review budget demands for grants
  • Block allocations, dormant committees and supplementary budget run counter to democratic norm
 
Workshop
February 06, 2012
Lahore

Details

Despite everything, Democracy moves forward, participants say
   

 
Report Launching Ceremony
February 02, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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Democratic Oversight of Defence remains fraught with Challenges: Experts
   

 
Discussion Forum
January 31, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Comparative Analysis of Election Manifestoes [PDF]
Download Urdu [PDF]
Parliaments Quest for Oversight on Defence [PDF]
Effectiveness of Parliamentary Oversight Defence

PILDAT Issues First Monitoring Report on Implementation of Electoral Reforms
   

 
  • A full-time permanent Election Commission constituted for the first time in the history of Pakistan
  • For the first time, 4 members of the ECP appointed after bi-partisan consensus
  • ECP took landmark steps for free and fair elections
  • Only 48% of Election Commission’s 5-Year Strategic Plan implemented
  • Preparation of Computerised Electoral Rolls is only 75 % complete despite the expiry of the original deadline of December 31, 2011
  • Of the 76 objectives which ECP was set to achieve by end of 2011, only 6 have been completely realized

January 30, 2012
Islamabad

Details

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PILDAT files Petition in Supreme Court to ensure “Neutral” Caretaker Governments during the next General Election
   

 

January 28, 2012
Lahore

Details

Democracy makes Progress despite Challenges: DAG
   

 

January 27, 2012
Lahore

Details

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Prime Minister receives Indian Parliamentary Delegation; says this Parliamentary Dialogue will improve Relations
   

 
Pakistan-India Parliamentarians Dialogue III
January 18, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Trade Relations-indian Perspective [PDF]
Trade Relations-Indian Perspective Urdu [PDF]
MFN Status and Trade Relations [PDF]
MFN Status and Trade Relations Urdu [PDF]
Indus Water Treaty between Pakistan and India [PDF
Download Joint Statement [PDF] |

Pak-India MPs engage on Trade and Economic Relations; agree MPs have cardinal role to play in influencing Governments
   

 
Pak-India Dilogue III
January 17, 2012
Islamabad

Details

Trade Relations-indian Perspective [PDF]
Trade Relations-Indian Perspective Urdu [PDF]
MFN Status and Trade Relations [PDF]
MFN Status and Trade Relations Urdu [PDF]
Indus Water Treaty between Pakistan and India [PDF