Category: Pakistan

Pakistan parliament moves to bring ISI under civilian control

The Senate has recommended an effective role of Parliament in monitoring the spy agency while giving it power to arrest and detain In a bid to bring Pakistan’s powerful ISI under civilian control, the Senate has recommended an effective role of Parliament in monitoring it while giving the spy agency power to arrest and detain. A report unanimously adopted by...

National Forum on Parliamentary Best Practices 2012 – Pakistan

The National Consultation for Pakistan was held in Islamabad on the 29th of August 2012. Among the attendees were the Members of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Honorable Shahnaz Wazir Ali from Pakistan People’s Pasrty and Honorable Bushra Gohar from the Awami National Party. Other participants included civil society activists, policy makers, lawyers, and the media. The main issues discussed...

Parliament Watch, Pakistan – September 2010 Report

The 24th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan was held in September 2010. It continued for three days after commencing on 2nd September 2010. Due to the heavy floods in Pakistan much of the session’s focus remained on the situation arisen due to destruction caused by those devastating floods. This special session was called on the requisition of the...

Parliament Watch Pakistan – August 2010 Report

It was again the Standing Committee on Human Rights of the National Assembly (NA) of Pakistan that met in August 2010 at the Parliament House and focused on various issues connected with human rights. The Committee in its meeting on August 3, 2010 expressed deep sorrow over the sad incident of the plane crash at Islamabad that resulted in the...

Parliament Watch Pakistan – July 2011 Report

The National Assembly of Pakistan’s Monitoring Committee of Human Rights met in July 2010 at the Parliament House and focused on finalizing future guidelines and strategy to curb food adulteration in the country. The Committee expressed sorrow over the situation in which people of Pakistan could not dream of having pure and hygienic water, milk, milk products, meat and other...

Parliament Watch, Pakistan – May 2010 Report

The 22nd session of the 13th Constituent Assembly of Pakistan was held in May 2010 and continued for 10 working days after commencing on 3rd May 2010. Legislation, call attention notices, resolutions, motions, discussions on issues of public interest were among the business conducted in this month. As far as the business of the House regarding human rights was concerned,...

Parliament Watch, Pakistan – June 2010 Report

The 23rd session of the National Assembly of Pakistan was held in June 2010 and continued for 24 days after it commenced on 3rd June 2010. Although, it was mainly a budget session for the fiscal year 2009-10 and much of the focus of the parliamentarians remained on budget related issues, some other important business particularly having connection with human...

Parliament Watch, Pakistan – April 2010 Report

The 21st session of the 13th Constituent Assembly of Pakistan continued for seven working days. The session commenced on April 1, 2010 and ended on 9th of the same month. Business conducted during the House proceedings includes legislation, call attention notices on public issues, motions and resolutions. In this month, the parliament unanimously passed The Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010...

Parliament Watch, Pakistan – March 2010 Report

The 20th session of the National Assembly of Pakistan, which in fact marked the beginning of the third parliamentary year, commenced on March 17, 2010 and ended on March 31st, 2010. Business conducted in this session included legislation, call attention notices, resolutions, and discussions on issues of public interest. In this session, parliamentarians strongly condemned a bomb blast at the...

Pakistan: Human rights violations – NA panel expresses concerns

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly standing committee on human rights on Friday expressed grave concerns over worst violations of human rights due to deteriorating unrest for the last several years in Parachinar and recommended the Defence Ministry and Army Chief to address the issue by taking an appropriate military intervention in Kurram Agency. The parliamentary panel also proposed provision of traveling...