Research & Reports


    Uploaded on Fri, April 21, 2017

    A Vision of the Honourable Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan Sardar Ayaz Sadiq i. On Monday, February 9th, 2015, Honourable Speaker National Assembly/ President PIPS Board of Governors Sardar Ayaz Sadiq made the historic launch of Parliamentary Studies Programme at Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) where leadership of 25 leading national universities and Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), signed declaration and reiterated the commitment to introduce parliamentary studies as a new discipline. ii. The Parliamentary Studies (PS) Programme envisioned by the Honourable Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq envisages a phase-wise introduction of ...

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  • International Women's Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) Conference Report, March 2017

    Uploaded on Thu, March 30, 2017

    One of the significant landmark achievements by the women parliamentarians of Pakistan has been the establishment of the Parliamentary Women‟s Caucus (WPC) under the able leadership of former Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza, who was also the first ever woman Speaker of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region and within the democratic Muslim world. Launched in November of 2008, the Caucus continues to provide a catalytic forum to the women parliamentarians from both Houses of the Parliament to freely raise, discuss, and address issues affecting the ...

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  • Role of Women Parliamentarians and Research Practices in Pakistan

    Uploaded on Wed, December 19, 2012

    The Parliamentary Elections for National as well as state legislators in 2008, proved to be a watershed for a greater, more informed and effective participation of women parliamentarians in Pakistan. This article is an appraisal of the evolving role of female parliamentarians, the constraints that they face and steps that can be taken to enhance their engagement in national debate on peace and conflict. The article provides lessons learned in the capacity building of female parliamentarians in Pakistan, with a focus on the research practices and institutional mechanisms that have been ...

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  • Measures to decrease Crisis of Governance and Susceptible Constitutionalism in Pakistan

    Uploaded on Wed, November 4, 2015

    Abstract The judiciary upholds the rule of law in the society being a guardian of the constitution.. The judiciary provides a forum not only to resolve disputes, through their decisions but also enforce laws in a fair manner. The judiciary is free to apply the law without regard to the government’s wishes or the public opinion. An independent judicial system helps to maintain the constitutional balance by providing a check on the powers of the legislative and the executive branches.The higher courts have power under the constitution to ...

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  • Rationalizing Alternate Dispute Resolution in Pakistan, January 2016

    Uploaded on Tue, January 19, 2016

    The judiciary has an important role to maintain the balance in the society. But the courts are bound to follow the procedural law. Sometime, it takes much time to conclude the cases. This exercise of the courts in minor or small cases, the litigant suffers and spend more money and time to help the court to conclude the case. Under alternative dispute resolution the cases of special nature have to be decided at grassroots level through arbitration, mediation, etc., it helps the aggrieved person to get justice speedily on his ...

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