Milestone

December 24, 2013

December 23-24, 2013 – PIPS National Conference on Harmonization of Parliamentary Rules of Procedure for MPs and Secretariat Leaderships

The national conference invited Secretariat leadership of Senate of Pakistan, National Assembly of Pakistan, four provincial assemblies of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh as well as Legislative Assemblies of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. The two day workshop aimed at sharing challenges and best practices of rules of procedure which was also attended by key MPs from provincial assemblies and brainstorming sessions were held on working plan for enhancing rules of procedure in all the eight Houses/Assemblies of the country. PIPS prepared a compendium of latest Rules of Procedure of all 8 Houses/Assemblies that provided an absorbing resource in formation of deliberations of the National Conference, which enacted recommendations/action plan and way forward for introduction of progressive provisions in rules to facilitate the law making, representation, over sight and budget analysis functions of the Parliamentarians and legislatures. 

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December 16, 2013

Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan nominated eight MNAs as new Members of PIPS Board of Governors

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq nominated eight Members of the National Assembly as Members of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in pursuance of sub-section (1) of Section 6 para (f) of the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services Act, 2008. The new Board Members are MNAs Mr. Zahid Hamid, Syed Naveed Qamar, Mr. Daniyal Aziz, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Mr. S. A. Iqbal Qadri, Mr. Muhammad Shahbaz Babar, Ms. Ayesha Raza Farooq and Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb.

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December 03, 2013

December 3-5, 2013 – PIPS 3rd Annual Advanced Parliamentary/Legislative Research Workshop for parliamentary researchers

working at National Parliament, four provincial assemblies of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh as well as legislative assemblies of AJK and Gilgit Baltistan. Deputy Speaker National Assembly Honorable MNA Mr Murtaza Javed Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest to distribute Certificates among 25 participants of the course.

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August 28, 2013

New Members Orientation for WOMEN MPs, PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB and Dialogue exchange with UK Members of House of Lords and House of Commons

The event was held at the Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore, in the historic Shalimar Hall which remained the venue of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s meetings in 1929. Hon Member National Assembly Ms Maiza Hameed, Mr David Hansen, Member, House of Commons UK, Lord Qurban Hussain,UK, Ms Faiza Ahmed Malik, and Ms Ayesha Javed, MPAs, Provincial Assembly of Punjab, led deliberations with 43 Members of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab on role of women MPs in devolved Parliaments.

September 23, 2013 – Scheduled Board Meeting was postponed due to tragic incident of bombing in Peshawer. The incident was condemned and prayers offered for departed souls by Members present. The postponed meeting was held on January 16, 2014.

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July 22, 2013

July 22nd – August 23rd, 2013 – Three weeks) Orientation of thirty two (32) Young Parliamentary Associates (YPAs-interns)

held at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services, Mock Room. PIPS faculty catered for designing of said training, manual booklet as well as conducting MORE THAN 20 KEY SESSIONS on various parliamentary topics including Constitution, Parliament, Rules of Procedures, Parliamentary Research Methods, Palriamentary Ethics, Legislative Process, Parliamentary history, office correspondence, etc. IP3 EU project is catering for YPAs. The training course was inaugurated by Deputy Chairman Senate , Honorable Senator Sabir Ali Baloch while the newly elected Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Honorable Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, MNA, was the Chief Guest on the Certification Distribution Ceremony. All 32 YPAs were awarded Certificates of Completion along with the YPA Manual 2013 prepared by the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services. IP3 European Union Project in Pakistan is catering for these 32 YPAs as part of PIPS efforts to support the working of parliamentary committees.

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July 09, 2013

PIPS HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB

in the wake of general elections held on 11th May, 2013 at the Avari Hotel in Lahore. Hon MPA, Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Ms Ayesha Javed, inaugurated the event on behalf of Speaker Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Hon. Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan. The day long orientation was attended by more than 34 MPAs from various parliamentary parties including all female MPAs in the assembly.

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June 22, 2013

PIPS HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF BALOCHISTAN

in the wake of general elections held on 11th May, 2013 at the Conference hall of the assembly building in Quetta. Hon Speaker, Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali, MPA, and Member, PIPS Board of Governor was the chief guest on the occasion and the day long orientation was attended by more than 34 MPAs from various parliamentary parties including all female MPAs in the assembly.

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June 19, 2013

PIPS HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

in the wake of general elections held on 11th May, 2013 at the historic old Assembly hall at the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Peshawer. The Minister of Law, Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Hon. Mr Israr Ullah Khan Gundapur, MPA was the chief guest on the occasion and the day long orientation was keenly attended by around 48 MPAs from various parliamentary parties, all of whom appreciated the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services for their technical capacity building initiatives.

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June 14, 2013

PIPS HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE 14th NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN

in the wake of general elections held on 11th May, 2013. The Senate Chairman, President PIPS Board of Governors Hon. Nayyer Hussain Bokhari was the chief guest on the occasion and the day long orientation was attended by more than 70 MNAs from various parliamentary parties. The New Members Orientation Programme is the signature event of the Institute. Prior to the NMO 2013 for MNAs, PIPS held such orientations for MNAs and Members of four Provincial Assemblies respectively in Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawer, Lahore and Quetta in 2008 followed by Orientation of newly elected Senators in 2009 and 2012.

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March 14, 2013

Eleventh Meeting of PIPS Board was held in PIPS Board Room, Islamabad, to bid farewell to the out-going Members of the PIPS Board on completion of historic five years term of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan

including Hon Deputy Speaker, National Assembly, Mr Faisal Karim Kundi, and Members of the National Assembly, MNAs: Mr Aftab Shahban Mirani, Ch Burjees Tahir, Mr Pervez Khan, Mr S A Iqbal Qadri, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Ms Yasmeen Rehman, Mr Zafar Beg Bhitani and Maulana Muhammad Qasim.

April 7th, 2013 - Advertisement for third phase of recruitments at PIPS, which announced almost entire posts in the professional programme wings of training, research and legislation as well as support-departments of human resource and finance that are now expected to be filled in by the end of year to enable PIPS to offer consolidated services in its key areas of research and analysis, capacity building, law making and informational services.

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February 07, 2013

Tenth Meeting of the PIPS Board of Governors was held at PIPS Board Room at 1030 am

The Board of Governors was pleased to approve Budget Estimates of Rs. 107.722 million for the financial year 2013-14 in pursuance of Section 13 of the PIPS Act 2008 and the PIPS Revised Estimates of Rs.77.299 million for FY 2012-13. The Board was pleased to approve the proposed equivalency to the corresponding Federal Government posts for all matters not specifically provided for in PIPS rules including TA/DA, Efficiency & Discipline Rules, Leave Rules, Medical Attendance Rules and various other entitlements.

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