Handbook and Guides

  • Parliamentary Values and Best Practices (Second Edition) Participants’ Handbook, August, 2018

    Uploaded on Tue, August 28, 2018

    We are pleased to share this Handbook on Parliamentary Values and Best Practices, 2nd Edition, (2018) with the kind readers. The book is aimed at developing insights about some of the international parliamentary values and best practices cherished by world democracies. The handbook also throws light on key practices viz a viz parliamentary values and ethics that have developed as a tradition in our country. The publication mentions key provisions from the Rules of Procedure of the Senate, National Assembly and the provincial assemblies in this regard.

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  • HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA - 2018

    Uploaded on Thu, August 16, 2018

    The Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the elected House of Representatives where Members represent constituents' opinion, discuss issue of public importance and scrutinize the policies, actions and expenditures of the government.

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  • HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF BALOCHISTAN - 2018

    Uploaded on Wed, August 15, 2018

    According to the Article 106 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan has 65 Members where 51 Members are directly elected on general seats from the districts of Balochistan, 11 seats reserved fro women and 3 reserved seats for Non-Muslims.

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  • HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF PUNJAB - 2018

    Uploaded on Wed, August 15, 2018

    The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab is made up of 37`Members who are elected by the people of the province of Punjab to represent to become a Member of the Provincial Assembly is 25.

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  • HANDBOOK FOR MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF SINDH - 2018

    Uploaded on Wed, August 15, 2018

    The Provincial Assembly of the Sindh is a place where members represent constituents' opinions, discuss issues of public importance and call on government to explain its actions. The Provincial Government of Sindh cannot impose new taxes without the approval of the Provincial Assembly.

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  • 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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