Implementation Status on Recommendations from the Pakistan-India Parliamentarians Dialogues since 2011

Progress Report


Publication No: PD-342

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In order to promote better understanding between Pakistani and Indian legislators on cooperation regarding cross-border issues, PILDAT has successfully initiated and has been facilitating a series of Dialogues between Parliamentarians of Pakistan and India in order to enhance the role of Parliamentary Diplomacy in improving and enhancing regional relations. MPs from both sides lead the Dialogue by setting its agenda while PILDAT serves as the secretariat to assist the process. So far 4th rounds of Pak-India MPs Dialogues have taken place: in Islamabad on January 06-07, 2011; in Delhi on August 17-18, 2011, January 17-18, 2012 in Islamabad and the latest round which was held in New Delhi, India August 23-24, 2012. The latest in the series of such Dialogues, and 5 so far, Pakistani and Indian Parliamentarians are scheduled to meet in Islamabad from September 19 to September 20, 2013. This report is prepared as a backgrounder for Pak-India 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 previous IV MPs dialogues. 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.