State of inter-institutional relations continues to be a key stumbling block to consolidation of democracy in Pakistan. The realization has been growing over the past few years that Pakistan needs some kind of dialogue among the State institutions at the highest level. The underlying thought behind this realization is that various organs and institutions of the State seem to be increasingly encroaching upon each other's space. The pitch and frequency of complaints and sometime protests against such perceived or real encroachments have been on the increase lately.
Since 2004, PILDAT has been carrying out research and promoting a dialogue in this area with the objective to restore a constitutional equation of inter-institutional relations in Pakistan.
PILDAT initiatives have focussed on enhancing the understanding of institutions about the need for an agreed set of norms to conduct the affairs of the State according to the Constitution and global conventions of democratic governance.
The key outcome of PILDAT’s focus has been defining and creation of space for credible, fact-based and non-emotive discourse within public and policy makers on the issues surrounding inter-institutional relations. Working closely with all stakeholders, PILDAT has continued to facilitate informed understanding of underlying issues, various perspectives and the associated risks to democratic governance in Pakistan.
Under this initiative, following are the key areas of PILDAT work:
PILDAT is a dynamic organisation and continues to evaluate, calibrate and adapt its approaches and methodologies to reach the desired goals in our work. Following are some of the key approaches to our work:
PILDAT is widely recognised for the following key strengths:
Following key services are offered by PILDAT: