Milestone

December 18, 2014

November 10 – Dec., 18, 2014: The flagship Six weeks long First PIPS Management Development Course

As per approval by PIPS BoG in the workplan 2014-15, the flagship Six weeks long First PIPS Management Development Course for officers in BPS 17-19 was held in which 25 officers from Senate, National Assembly, four provincial assemblies of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh as well as legislative assemblies of AJK and GB participated. 

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October 01, 2014

October 1, 2014: Mr Mahmood Salim Mahmood joins Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) as the new Executive Director.

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September 25, 2014

Historic 16th Meeting of PIPS Board of Governors

The meeting of PIPS Board of Governors chaired by President PIPS BoG and Honourable Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari to approve appointment of new Executive Director of PIPS after retirement of founding ED, PIPS Mr Khan Ahmad Goraya on June 30, 2014. The Board was pleased to take following key decisions on which the officiating Executive Director Mr Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka thanked the Honourable President and all members for their keen guidance:

The meeting of PIPS Board of Governors chaired by President PIPS BoG and Honourable Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari to approve appointment of new Executive Director of PIPS after retirement of founding ED, PIPS Mr Khan Ahmad Goraya on June 30, 2014. The Board was pleased to take following key decisions on which the officiating Executive Director Mr Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka thanked the Honourable President and all members for their keen guidance:

  •  PIPS BoG endorsed the recommendations of Recruitment Committee to unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Mahmood Salim Mahmood for the post of Executive Director, PIPS.
  • Observer status to Speakers of Legislative Assemblies on PIPS Board was approved.
  • The Board of Governors was pleased to grant Ad hoc Relied Allowance @ 10% of basic pay to PIPS employees w.e.f July 1, 2014 in line with Government decision for federal government employees and autonomous bodies.
  • PIPS Board was also approved that PIPS may be placed on pool of Estate Office and employees may be provided Government accommodation as available to employees of Senate, National Assembly as well as other federal government employees.
  • PIPS First Annual report 2012-13 was laid in the Board which advised that report for 2013-14 may be furnished in its next meeting.
  • In pursuance of approved Work Plan 2014-15, Board of Governors was pleased to approve following long duration courses:
    • a. Six weeks PIPS Management Development Course in fall 2014 for officers of BPS 17-19 of NA, Senate and provincial assemblies as well as AJK and GB.
    • b. Legislative Drafting Course with Foreign expert in Spring 2015 for MPs and functionaries of Senate, NA, provincial assemblies as well as AJK and GB with a foreign legislative drafting expert as envisioned by President PIPS Board of Governors Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari.
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August 14, 2014

Launch of Publication of PIPS Research Digest on monthly basis

PIPs enhanced circulation of hardcopies of monthly Research Digest to 1200 including 1174 MPs and key officers working in parliamentary secretariats.

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June 02, 2014

June 2-4, 2014: Historic 1st National Parliamentary Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Conference

Historic 1st National Parliamentary Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Conference held at PIPS in close collaboration with National Assembly of Pakistan. The conference as envisioned by Honourable Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly, was steered by national MDGs Parliamentary Taskforce Chairperson and Member PIPS BoG Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA. No less than 100 MPs from National Parliament, provincial assemblies and legislative assemblies and around 350 delegates including MPs, academia, social scientists, development practisioners, diplomats, media –men, partners, members of CSOs and corporate sector as well as officials of parliamentary institutions keenly participated in the landmark conference. The conference was inaugurated by Honourable Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq whereas Chairpersons of MDGs in each of the four Provincial Assemblies and legislative assemblies of AJK and GB also participated while Minister for Planning and Development Prof Ahsan Iqbal was the Guest of Honour. President PIPS BoG Honourable Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari, was the Chief Guest at the closing of the event whose plenaries and thematic sessions saw focused brainstorming of future strategic plans to enhance provision of essential services in education, health and amenities to all citizens. Senator Pervaiz Rasheed also attended the closing ceremony as Guest of Honour. Parliamentarians and participants as well as Chairperson of National MDGs and now SDGs Taskforce Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA, lauded the untiring efforts of PIPS team in leaving no stone unturned to make the event a tremendous success.

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March 25, 2014

15th Meeting of PIPS Board of Governors unanimously approved business/work plan

for the years 2013-14 and for 2014-15 as well as revised budget estimates for remaining 2013-14 and proposed budget for FY 2014-15.

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March 17, 2014

14th Meeting of PIPS Board of Governors

constituted a two member Task Force comprising Mr Daniyal Aziz, MNA, and Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNA, to guide PIPS management regarding revision of budget estimates for FY 2013-14 and proposed estimates for FY 2014-15 in line with the PIPS workplan. 

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February 28, 2014

13th Meeting of PIPS Board of Governors approved medical allowance

@15% of pay to PIPS employees in line with Government decision. PIPS also constituted a Sub Committee comprising members to review PIPS budget estimates for remaining 2013-14 and proposed budget estimates for FY 2014-15: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayyed (Convener), Mr S A Iqbal Qadri, Mr Danyal Aziz, and Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb, MNAs. 

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January 03, 2014

PIPS Research Digest launched as an initiative to provide researches on current topics of national and international importance to 1174 MPs

in National Parliament and provincial assemblies. The Digest will be circulated in softcopy to all Committee Chairs while its publication will commence in August 2014 for provision to all 1174 MPs. 

January 16, 2014: 12th Meeting of PIPS BoG was held to welcome the eight newly elected MNAs nominated on BoG by the Honourable Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq: The MNAs are - Syed Naveed Qamar, Mr Shafqat Mahmood, Mr Zahid Hamid, Mr S A Iqbal Qadri, Mr Daniyal Aziz, Ch Muhammad Shahbaz Babar, Ms Ayesha Raza Farouk and Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb. The Chairman Senate/President PIPS Board welcomed the new MNAs on the august BoG and Executive Director apprised the Board about the concept, vision and functions of PIPS as well as its operational aspects. 

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