Handbook and Guides

  • 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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  • Parliamentary Research Participants' Handbook, 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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  • Understanding Parliamentary Media Relations and Legislation Participants Handbook IV

    Uploaded on Thu, November 20, 2014

    We are pleased to share this handbook on Understanding Parliament-Media relations and legislation 2014, at the National workshop on November 27-29, 2014 at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services. It extensively focuses on MPs orientation with regard to dynamic of Pakistani media and norms of quality legislation and good governance and how MPs dynamic role can be projected by media among the masses regarding their achievement regarding both. This is the fourth in series of parliament handbooks produced by PIPS.

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  • Human Rights Framework in Pakistan, Participants' Handbook V December 2014

    Uploaded on Wed, December 24, 2014

    Task of Parliaments as well as governments has become more complex as populations grew and maintenance of a sustainable society with appropriate provision of food, shelter, health, education and a secure environment become arduous. Members of the Parliament are expected to play the key role in provision of above-mentioned necessities and liberate people from the shackles of poverty through the reaffirmation of the fundamental values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, and respect for the planet and shared responsibility.

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  • Constitution 18th Amendment Act and Devolution January, 2015

    Uploaded on Fri, January 30, 2015

    The unanimous passage of 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill by the Parliament of Pakistan has moved Pakistan away from a presidential form of government susceptible to military coups, say the Speaker of the National true manifestation of evolving stronger tradition of parliamentary democracy in the country. President, Asif Ali Zardari signed the 18th Constitutional Amendment Bill on April 19, 2010 that was earlier passed through consensus of all parliamentary parties in both houses of the Parliament.

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  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills 2016

    Uploaded on Thu, June 23, 2016

    More importantly, Members of Parliament are conflict managers in their constituency, which are always expected to promote “unity in diversity,” as political leaders to maintain a tolerant and peaceful society. Their role as Members of Parliament of a federation all the more expects them to be effective negotiators to build agreements and consensus in day to day parliamentary business, in committees as well as during discussions on resource sharing, foreign policy,reviewing policies of governments and ensuring inter provincial coordination and harmony. Fundamental Rights provisions in national Constitutions are most ...

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