Committee System of the Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan

Briefing Paper for Pakistani Provincial Legislators

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Publication No: PD-047

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Authored by Dr. Syed Abul Hassan Najmee, former Secretary Punjab Assembly, the briefing paper is a special presentation in the context of the series of PILDAT briefing sessions on Effective Committee System being organised for the members of the four provincial assemblies of Pakistan. The paper not only presents a critical overview of the nature and working of the parliamentary committees in the provincial assemblies of Pakistan but also explores the committee system of the state legislatures of India; inviting a healthy comparison with the committee system of the provincial assemblies of Pakistan. This briefing paper endeavors to provide the members of the provincial assemblies a comprehensive study on the strengths and weaknesses of the present parliamentary committee system, as well as recommendations for its improvement.

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