Handbook and Guides

  • PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH - Theory and Practice October, 2017

    Uploaded on Mon, October 16, 2017

    The toolkit is based on experiential learning methodology and endeavours that parliamentary researchers and librarians understand and develop skills to practice various activities they are expected to do while conducting research for preparation of informational packs for individual legislators or parliamentary committees. This explains composition of various parliamentary research products including but not limited to parliamentary briefs, comprehensive policy papers, position papers, informational packs and how to prepare footnotes/references, etc.

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  • PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT QUESTIONS Participants’ Book, 2013

    Uploaded on Tue, January 21, 2014

    Parliamentary oversight is one of the cornerstones of democracy. It is a means for holding the executive accountable for its policies, actions and ensure that it implements policies and decisions in accordance with law and the budget passed by the parliament. It is an indicator of good governance. Questions are one of the most foremost oversight tools within the Parliament that is actively followed by public in general and the media in particular.

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  • Introduction ot Parliamentary Committees and Budget Process Participants' Book, March 2015

    Uploaded on Wed, April 8, 2015

    Budgeting is the process of creating a plan to spend your money. Budget Planning helps to determine in advance the expenses and how to fund them. With reference to government the budget is its most important economic policy tool and provides a comprehensive statement of the priorities of a nation. There is also an obligation on the legislature to ensure that the revenue and spending measures it authorizes are fiscally sound, match the needs of the population with available resources, and that they are implemented with aim of nation-building.

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  • Functions and EffectivenessOf Parliamentary Committees Participants' Book, April 2013

    Uploaded on Thu, January 16, 2014

    A strong, active committee system is an asset in any functioning parliamentary democracy. A comprehensive system of parliamentary committees provides greater accountability by making the policy and administrative functions of government more open and accountable, giving the people more and better access to parliamentary processes and ensuring Members of Parliament have more involvement in and oversight of decision making.

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  • Drafting and Assessing Legislation, 2012

    Uploaded on Mon, January 6, 2014

    Legislation is one of the foremost responsibility of parliamentarians and it was directly required to develop an easy to understand a simplest curriculum for training's on assessing legislation's for social change. In this context, Mr Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka, h as developed a 121 page comprehensive module on Assessing Legislation for social change in 2008.

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  • Public Hearings and Parliamentary Committees Participants' Book, September 2016

    Uploaded on Fri, April 21, 2017

    A strong, active committee system is an asset in any functioning parliamentary democracy. A comprehensive system of parliamentary committees provides greater accountability by making the policy and administrative functions of government more open and accountable, giving the people more and better access to parliamentary processes and ensuring Members of Parliament have more involvement in and oversight of decision making. Committees provide a forum for investigation of matters of public importance. These allow the Parliamentarians to ensure that the right decisions are being made and at the same time, committees effectively ...

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  • Advanced Legislative Research, 2012

    Uploaded on Thu, February 6, 2014

    I am pleased to share the Module on Advanced Legislative Research with the kind readers and all concerned stakeholders. The module is aimed at equipping Members and parliamentary functionaries of the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, with the concept of legislative research and to develop essential skills required to conduct research and analysis for individual parliamentarians as well as parliamentary functionaries.

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  • Parliamentarians Handbook 2013

    Uploaded on Wed, November 20, 2013

    In preparation of this compendium of briefs for Honourable Members, the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services has sought to provide a basic reference source to assist the MPs in their day to day work at Parliament. The Parliamentarians' Handbook 2013 introduces Honourable Members to most significant parliamentary concepts which they are expected to comprehend to perform their essential functions of legislation, oversight, representation, budget-analysis and policy review.

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  • Parliamentary Values and Best Practices, Participants' Handbook Module 9, May 2013

    Uploaded on Thu, May 16, 2013

    The core values of integrity, accountability and transparency are the hallmark of effective Parliaments and public representatives the world over. These outline the basic principles that all Members of the Parliament are expected to comply in order to win the trust of the public, who then provide them complete support in undertaking public reforms and contributing towards making the country strong and healthy.

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  • Parliamentary Research Participants' Handbook (Urdu) November 2013

    Uploaded on Thu, November 28, 2013

    Parliamentary research is an established discipline in developing and developed democracies of the world. It refers to research essentially conducted for a specific audience i.e the parliamentarian and parliamentary committees, who play the central role in the arduous functions of oversight of executive, policy setting and representations of a democratic pluralistic society where aspirations of people is given primary priority. It is imperative that Members of the Parliament are able to make well-informed decisions in line with public priorities and their decisions manifest key national interest.

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Quaid i Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah preferred Parliamentary authority which allows chosen representatives to take all State decisions as against any dictatorial or aristocratic system.
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