Implementation Status on Recommendations from the Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians Dialogues Since 2011

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Publication No: PD-332

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In order to promote better understanding between Pakistani and Afghan legislators on cooperation regarding cross-border issues, PILDAT has successfully initiated and has been facilitating a series of Dialogues between Parliamentarians of Pakistan and Afghanistan since 2008. Seven (7) Dialogues between Pakistani and Afghan MPs have been facilitated by PILDAT since 2008. The 1st Joint Workshop for Pakistani and Afghan Parliamentarians on ‘Parliamentary Oversight’ was held on April 22-23, 2008 in Islamabad, Pakistan; 2nd Joint Workshop for Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians on ‘Parliamentary Budget Process’ was held in Kabul, Afghanistan, from October 28-29, 2008; the 3rd Joint Workshop for Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentarians on ‘Parliaments in Formulation & Oversight of Foreign Policy’ was held in Islamabad, Pakistan from March 31-April 01, 2009; the 4th Dialogue between Pakistani and Afghan Parliamentarians was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, on March 29-30, 2011; the 5th Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians dialogue was held in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 29-30, 2011; 6th Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians’ Dialogue took place in Islamabad, Pakistan on December 20-21, 2011 and the 7th Pak-Afghan Parliamentarians’ Dialogue was held in association of Pakistan-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group in National Assembly of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan, on December 11-12, 2012. The latest in the series of such Dialogues, and 8th so far, Pakistan-Afghanistan Defence Committees’ Dialogue, is scheduled to be held on September 10-11, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. This report is prepared as a backgrounder for Pak-Afghan MPs joining the Dialogue. The objective of the report is to record and assess any progress that has taken place at the official level on various recommendations made by the MPs Dialogues since 2011. Report has been prepared using various Joint Statements issued by MPs of the two sides to assess the progress that has been achieved on these by the two Governments so far.

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