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2015
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Pakistan Railways is Improving - Yet there are many Miles to go…
   

 

December 30, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Knowing Your Right to Information: November 2015
   

 
Right to Information Monitor
December 23, 2015
Islamabad

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Reforms in Police are crucial for strengthening Rule of Law in Pakistan
   

 
Rule of Law Reforms
December 15, 2015
Islamabad

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Legislature Monitor
The National and Provincial Legislatures of Pakistan
November 2015

   

 
Monitor on Legislatures
December 15, 2015
Islamabad

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Politicisation as well as lack of community policing and external accountability are main challenges to policing in Pakistan, states Position Paper on 'Police Order 2002: Critical Analysis and Constitutional Debate'
   

 
Rule of Law Reforms
December 14, 2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy
   December 12, 2015; Dubai, UAE
Joint Statement

 
Pak-India Dialogue; Dec 12, 2015; Dubai, UAE
December 12, 2015
Dubai

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy: November 2015
   

 
Political Parties' Internal Democracy
December 11, 2015
Islamabad

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Legislative Brief on Sindh Witness Protection Act 2013
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
December 10, 2015
Islamabad

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English [PDF]
Urdu [PDF]
Sindhi [PDF]

Legislative Brief on Punjab Police Order (Amendment) Act 2013
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
December 04, 2015
Islamabad

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English [PDF]
Urdu [PDF]
Sindhi [PDF]

Lack of institutionalisation and public awareness on legal aid is a major impediment to its provision, emphasises Position Paper on Free Legal Aid in Pakistan
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
December 03, 2015
Islamabad

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English [PDF]
Urdu [PDF]
Sindhi [PDF]

Lack of infrastructure and budget for Prosecution system are major impediments to criminal justice, states Position Paper on Prosecution Services in Punjab and Sindh
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
December 02, 2015
Islamabad

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English [PDF]
Urdu [PDF]
Sindhi [PDF]

Monitor on Quality of Governance: October 2015
   

 
Monitor on Governance
December 01, 2015
Islamabad

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Legislature Monitor
The National and Provincial Legislatures of Pakistan
October 2015

   

 
Monitor on Legislatures
December 01, 2015
Islamabad

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Position Paper on
‘Police System of Pakistan advocates for the “transformation of police from a public-frightening force to a friendly service organisation”

   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
November 30, 2015
Islamabad

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English [PDF]
Urdu [PDF]
Sindhi [PDF]

Punjab Information Commission trains Public Information Officers on the Province’s Right to Information law
   

 
Right to Information
November 26, 2015
Lahore

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Lack of Police-Prosecution Liaison is major hurdle to effective justice dispensation
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
November 21, 2015
Lahore

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PILDAT’s Dialogue Group on Civil-Military Relations calls for upholding the Constitution; State Institutions must carry out responsibilities within Constitutionally-defined Domains
   

 

November 18, 2015
Lahore

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PILDAT 4th Monitor on Knowing Your Right to Information: October 2015
   

 
Right to Information Monitor
November 17, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for October 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
November 12, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy | October 2015
   

 
Political Parties' Internal Democracy
November 10, 2015
Islamabad

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Consultative Session on Reforming Prosecution and Free Legal Aid Services
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
November 07, 2015
Karachi

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Amendments to Sindh’s outdated Freedom of Information Act already underway: Provincial Information Minister
   Making RTI more effective will require collaboration between citizens, media and legislators

 
Right to Information
November 05, 2015
Karachi

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Briefing Session for participants of the Mid-Career Management Course on Understanding Right to Information (RTI) and the responsibilities of Public Officials: National School of Public Policy
   

 
Right to Information
November 02, 2015
Lahore

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Consultative Session with the Sindh Police on Required Reforms
   

 
Reforms in Rule of Law in Pakistan
October 30, 2015
Karachi

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KP Government Front-runner in Quality of Governance with Positive Ratings on 18 out of 28 Indicators; Punjab trails with 8 positive Indicators: PILDAT releases second part of its annual Public Opinion Poll results.
   

 
Governance Poll
October 27, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Polls and its Democracy and Governance reports are absolutely independent and objective
   

 

October 26, 2015
Islamabad

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Sindh Government Briefs PILDAT Governance Assessment Group on its Performance in Governance during the 2nd Year in Office
   

 
GAG Briefing
October 26, 2015
Islamabad

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PMO Briefs PILDAT Governance Assessment Group on Federal Government’s Performance in Governance in 2nd Year in Office
   

 

October 20, 2015
Islamabad

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Approval Ratings on the Overall Quality of Democracy up to 66% at the end of the 2nd Year of the Current Government
   

 

October 19, 2015
Islamabad

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'Disconnect between Police and Prosecution a major problem in Criminal Justice System': Pakistan Bar Council
   

 

October 16, 2015
Islamabad

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Performance of the Pakistan International Airlines: PILDAT Briefing Session
   

 
PILDAT Briefing Session
October 15, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Quality of Governance | September 2015
   

 
Monitor on Governance
October 14, 2015
Islamabad

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Legislature Monitor
The National and Provincial Legislatures of Pakistan
September 2015

   

 
Monitor on Legislatures
October 14, 2015
Islamabad

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Punjab Information Commission trains District Heads of Department on the Province’s RTI Law
   

 
Briefing Session on RTI
October 14, 2015
Lahore

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Truth of government performance can now be accessed by media and public under the fundamental right to information in KP and Punjab
   

 
Briefing Session on RTI
October 13, 2015
Lahore

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy | September 2015
   

 
Political Parties' Internal Democracy
October 9, 2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy
   October 08-09, 2015; Karachi, Pakistan
Joint Statement

 
Pak-India Dialogue; Oct 6-9; Lahore and Karachi
October 09, 2015
Karachi

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Second Round of Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy begins in Karachi
   

 
Pak-India Dialogue; Oct 6-9; Lahore and Karachi
October 08, 2015
Karachi

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for September 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
October 08, 2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy
   October 06-07, 2015; Lahore, Pakistan
Joint Statement

 
Pak-India Dialogue; Oct 6-9; Lahore and Karachi
October 07, 2015
Lahore

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Pakistan-India Legislators and Public Officials Dialogue on Sharing of Experiences on Governance and Democracy kicked-off today in Lahore
   

 
Pak-India Dialogue; Oct 6-9; Lahore and Karachi
October 06, 2015
Lahore

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PILDAT 3rd Monitor on the State of Right to Information in Pakistan: September 2015
   

 
Right to Information Monitor
October 06, 2015
Islamabad

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Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces lead in preliminary Comparative Right to Information (RTI) Scorecard in Pakistan
   

 
Right-to-Information (RTI) Scorecard
October 05, 2015
Islamabad

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Provincial Governments Brief PILDAT Governance Assessment Group on Key Achievements in Governance
   

 
Governance Assessment Group
October 03, 2015
Islamabad

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Punjab Information Commission trains Public Information Officers on the Province’s RTI law
   

 

September 30, 2015
Lahore

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Download RTI Case Studies [PDF] 1.32 MB

Monitor on Quality of Governance | August 2015
   Major Developments Affecting Quality of Governance in Pakistan
Third Year of the current Federal and Provincial Governments: August 2015

 
Monitor on Governance
September 22, 2015
Islamabad

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Federal Government must start leading the way for Provinces on RTI: Media
   

 

September 18, 2015
Islamabad

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Legislature Monitor
The National and Provincial Legislatures of Pakistan
August 2015

   

 
Monitor on Legislatures
September 16, 2015
Islamabad

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Parliamentarians Form Caucus on Rule of Law
   

 
Right to Information
September 17, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT welcomes Punjab Government’s Announcement to establish a Legal Aid Authority; lauds PBC-UNDP initiative on Legal Aid
   

 
Legal Aid Authority
September 15, 2015
Lahore

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Public Confidence in Democracy Remains High in Pakistan - PILDAT Survey
   

 
International Day of Democracy
September 14, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for August 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
September 11, 2015
Islamabad

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Despite Promises, Federal Government has Not yet Passed Right to Information Bill
   

 
Right to Information
September 9, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy | August 2015
   

 
Political Parties' Internal Democracy
September 8, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT 2nd Monitor on the State of Right to Information in Pakistan: August 2015
   

 
Right to Information Monitor
September 7, 2015


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Sindhi Version [PDF]
Urdu Version [PDF]

Legislature Monitor
The National and Provincial Legislatures of Pakistan

   June-July 2015

 
Monitor on Legislatures
August 26, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy | July 2015
   

 
Political Parties' Internal Democracy
August 25, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Quality of Governance | June-July 2015
   

 
Monitor on Governance
August 22, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Welcomes the presentation of new Federal RTI Law for Cabinet Approval
   

 
Right to Information Law
August 21, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT publishes Background Paper on More Effective Right to Information Legislation in Pakistan
   

 
RTI Background Paper
August 20, 2015
Islamabad

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Sindhi Version [PDF]
Urdu Version [PDF]

Monitor on the State of Right to Information Legislation in Pakistan | July 2015
   

 
Right to Information Monitor
August 19, 2015


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Sindhi Version [PDF]
Urdu Version [PDF]

Top 21 Potential Prime Ministers of Pakistan: PILDAT Report
   

 
PILDAT Report
Aug 18, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for July 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
August 13, 2015
Islamabad

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Indian High Commissioner speaks on Mutual Learning on Governance and Development between Pakistan and India
   

 

August 11, 2015
Lahore

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PILDAT's Civil-Military Group Calls for Elected Government to Demonstrate Political Ownership on Security Issues
   

 

July 31, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT and Youth Parliament Pakistan Remember Young Martyrs Fondly
   

 

July 28, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Lauds Pakistan’s Lead in the Global RTI Ranking; Demands early Passage of RTI Law at the Centre and in Sindh and Balochistan Provinces
   

 

July 22, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Political Parties' Internal Democracy
   May-June 2015

 
Internal Democracy Monitor
July 22, 2015
Islamabad

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President’s Order Upholds PILDAT’s Appeal directing National Assembly to Provide Attendance Records of MNAs in 15 Days
   

  1. President’s Orders uphold Federal Ombudsman’s stance that denial of Attendance Record by National Assembly Secretariat “not in sync with democratic spirit
  2. Upholds that the attendance records of MNAs are “not private or personal in nature” but are “in public domain” and “it will not be democratic to deny this information to the people
  3. PILDAT sought the Attendance Records of MNAs invoking Freedom of Information Law in 2013 upon repeated refusals by the National Assembly;
  4. In October 2013, Federal Ombudsman upheld PILDAT’s stance for public information of MNAs Attendance Data
  5. The Appeal to the President by National Assembly against Federal Ombudsman’s decision rejected by the President on July 6, 2015
  6. Provincial Assembly of the Punjab already releasing Attendance Record of MPAs on Assembly Website.
 

Jul 10, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for June 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
Jul 09, 2015
Islamabad

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Commitment of the Members of the Pakistan Parliament Appreciated in the US Congress
   

 

Jul 03, 2015
Washington D.C., USA

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Assessment of the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan
Major Developments affecting the Quality of Democracy in Pakistan

   Second Year of the Federal Government: June 01, 2014-May 31, 2015

 
Democracy Monitor
Jun 26, 2015
Islamabad

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APCs undermine majesty of the Parliament: PILDAT Roundtable
   

  • PILDAT Score Card notes that 2nd Year of the National Assembly has shown 12% Decrease in Sittings; 13% Decrease in Hours; 27% Decrease in Bills; 50% Decrease in Questions Answered
  • Premier Attends 5 Times More Sittings

 Required Reforms include:

  • Role of Committees and Increase in Time for Budget Session
  • Weekly Question Time for Prime Minister
  • Curb culture of APCs at the cost of Parliament’s authority
  • Reforms in method of submission of Questions and response time by the Government
  • Introduction of Parliamentary Calendar
  • Legislation should be processed only through Committees
  • A Register of Members’ Interest
  • Attendance Record of MNAs should be made public
  • Members’ Voting Record should be registered and made public
 
Pildat Round Table
Jun 24, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for May 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
Jun 10, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT releases Score Card on National Assembly Performance in Second Year
   

  • Performance of National Assembly in 2nd Year declines on all indicators except the presence of Prime Minister
  • Prime Minister joined 33 sittings compared to only 7 during the first year of 14th National Assembly
  • 27% decrease in passage of Government Bills compared to 1st Year
  • 42% decline in introduction of Private Members' Bills in the National Assembly's Second Year
  • Overall performance of the National Assembly for 2nd Year scored at 48%
 
Pildat Score Card
Jun 09, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Receives Record Number of Expressions of Interest for Membership of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan
   

  • 28% more Expressions of Interest received than the 6th YPP
  • 63% more Expressions of Interest received than the 5th YPP
 
YPP
Jun 02, 2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan and US Legislators Discuss Issues of Mutual Interest; Engage in a Dialogue Forum
   

 
Pakistan MPs Dialogue with US Legislators
May 07, 2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for April 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
May 05, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Legislative Brief on Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2015
   

  • Parliament should circulate the bill for public comment
  • Concern expressed at the PTA powers to block websites
  • Superior courts may ask to amend the bill on grounds of conflict with constitutional rights of privacy and freedom
 
PILDAT Legislative Brief
May 04, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT welcomes Provincial Assembly of the Punjab's move to make Members’ Attendance Record Public
   

 

April 15, 2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan MPs to Engage in a Structured Dialogue with US Legislators
   

 

April 10,2015
USA

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for March 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
April 09,2015
Islamabad

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NAB Performance in 2014 Improved by 54% : Chairman NAB
   

 

April 08,2015
Islamabad

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Download Independent Review [PDF]

By-Election in NA 246 – A Test Case for the ECP
   

 
PILDAT Statement
April 06,2015
Islamabad

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Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for February 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
March 16, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Team Visits IIDEA Headquarters
   

 

March 13, 2015
Sweden

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Improved Border Management Crucial for Internal Security in Pakistan and Afghanistan
   

 

March 11,2015
Islamabad

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Pakistan Delegation completes Study Visit with a Focus on Local Governance and Local Democracy
   

 
Study Visit to Denmark
February 28, 2015
Copenhagen

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Youth Delegation Interacts with the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and Youth Political Wings
   

 
Study Visit to UK and Denmark
February 27, 2015
Copenhagen

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Pakistan Delegation kick-starts Study Visit in Copenhagen with Briefings on Danish Democracy and Electoral System
   

 
Study Visit to UK and Denmark
February 26, 2015
Copenhagen

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Pakistan Delegation Interacts with Danish MPs and Committees at the Folketing
   

 
Study Visit to UK and Denmark
February 26, 2015
Copenhagen

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Pakistan Delegation visits the British Parliament
   

 
Study Visit to UK and Denmark
February 25, 2015
London

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Members of Youth Parliament Depart for UK and Denmark to Study Democratic Society Building
   

 

February 23, 2015
Islamabad

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Quality of Democracy Significantly Declined in 18 Months since June 2013: PILDAT Assessment of Quality of Democracy in Pakistan
   

 

February 18, 2015
Islamabad

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Download Citizen-Led Assessment…. [PDF]
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- Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation calls on Vice President of India

- Joins the first-ever Dialogue held inside the Indian Parliament

   

 

February 16, 2015
Islamabad

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The Election Commission of Pakistan as Independent and Powerful as Election Commission of India but Lacks Capacity to Enforce
   Credibility of Election Commission Critical for Democratic Continuity

 

February 10, 2015
Islamabad

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Download Case Study [PDF]
Download Urdu Case Study [PDF]

Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for January 2015
   

 
CMR Monitor
February 04, 2015
Islamabad

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Depoliticization of Police Critical for Good Governance: Experts
   

 

January 29, 2015
Islamabad

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Download Accompanying Urdu Report [PDF]

Monitor on Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan for December 2014
   

 
CMR Monitor
January 12, 2015
Islamabad

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PILDAT Launches first-ever Citizens' Report on the Performance of the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services - PIPS
   

 
Launch of Citizens' Report
January 08, 2015
Islamabad

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Special Courts headed by Military Personnel to try suspected terrorists
   

 
Meeting of Democracy Assessment Group
January 03, 2015
Lahore

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Democratic & Parliamentary Control on Defence & National Security – Pakistani Parliamentarians Document & Share Learning from PILDAT’s Platform
   

 
UK Study Visit
January 01, 2015
UK

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