The Parliamentary Study visit of selected Members
of Pakistan National Assembly to India was undertaken by PILDAT so as to provide
an opportunity to them to learn from and share best practices of the legislative
and democratic tools that streamline Indian Parliamentary democracy. The study
visit was undertaken from November 17-22, 2008.
The objectives of the Study Visit were to provide
Pakistani legislators with an opportunity to interact with their Indian counterparts
on the tools, techniques and best practices of the Indian legislative and democratic
system. Since both countries-India and Pakistan-exist as post-colonial
developing polities that inherited the British Parliamentary system of governance,
an exchange of ideas and practises has been useful to enhance the understanding
on both sides but also provide an opportunity to MPs on both sides to enter
into dialogues and discussions on issues that confront them.
This Study Visit report outlines an overview
of the study visit and its meetings.