ISLAMABAD–Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development And Transparency – PILDAT is set to launch on 8th January the first ‘Citizens’ Report on The Performance of the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services – PIPS’, and, a paper examining the role of a similar institute in India — the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST) authored by a former Director of the BPST.
The PIPS was established through an act of parliament back in 2008 to promote research, provide training and to provide facility of information to the Parliamentarians in performance of their duties. A state of the art facility was purpose-built in Islamabad for the PIPS by USAID.
A 22-member Board of Governors headed by Chairman Senate or Speaker National Assembly by rotation runs the affairs of the PIPS. Pakistan is one of the few countries of the developing world which can boast the existence of such a dedicated facility for supporting parliamentarians, provincial legislators and parliamentary staff. Unlike many state institutions, the PIPS is generously funded by the Senate, National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies.
The Citizens’ Report on the Performance of the PIPS critically examines the performance of the institute during the past six years and tries to assess how far has it done justice to its mandate, potential and the resources. The report is part of a series of similar reports which PILDAT plans to release about the performance of various state institutions run by tax payers’ money. These reports are a part of the Democracy and Governance project of PILDAT funded by DANIDA — the Danish Government through the Danish embassy in Islamabad.
The report will be released at a Launch to be addressed by Syed Naveed Qamar, MNA (PPPP, Sindh), former Federal Minister, and member of the PIPS Board of Governors; Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA (PMLN, Punjab), Parliamentary Secretary for the Interior, and member of the PIPS Board of Governors; Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, MNA (PTI, KP), Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, MNA (PMLN, Punjab), and Mr. Iftikhar Ullah Babar, Former Secretary, Senate of Pakistan, and the author of the report.
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