October 20; PILDAT has welcomed the initiative by the Senate
of Pakistan in preparing and publishing the first of its kind Senate
Committees' Journal offering a comprehensive overview of the business
activities of the Senate of Pakistan.
In a felicitation letter addressed to Honourable Senator
Raza Rabbani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan, PILDAT thanked the chairman
for sharing a copy of the Journal and commended the entire Senate team under
the able guidance and leadership of the Chairman Senate for conceiving and delivering
this outstanding project. " You have, indeed, set a new standard in ensuring
legislative transparency in Pakistan ," wrote PILDAT President in the
letter addressed to Honourable Chairman Senate.
The Senate Committees' Journal presents
a thorough account of very useful data with graphic presentation of distinctive
charts illustrating the performance of each Senate committee during the year.
The journal sets an exemplary an extraordinary effort of self-accountability
on the part of the Committees.
PILDAT applauded the leadership of the Senate of Pakistan
for having the discipline and energy that is integral to framing and finishing
this project that will serve as an example for not just the other legislatures
and State institutions of Pakistan but even beyond. PILDAT hoped that the Senate
of Pakistan will continue to grow and bring forth such positive changes and
initiatives of legislative openness and transparency.
PILDAT also offered congratulations to the Secretary Senate
of Pakistan, Mr. Amjad Pervez Malik, and Joint Secretary Committees, Mr. Asim
Khan Goraya, and the entire team of Senate of Pakistan on this extraordinary