Parliamentary Committees and the Budget Process

Workshop for the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance & Chair & Members of Other National Assembly Standing Committees


Publication No: PD-152

Rs 3,000  

Workshop on Parliamentary Committees and the Budget Process was organized by PILDAT on November 05, 2009 in Islamabad specifically for the chairs, members and staff of the National Assembly Standing Committees. The objective of the workshop was to ensure that Parliamentary Committees take charge of the budget process and play an effective role during the budget cycle to give meaningful input into the federal budget. It was discussed that pre-budget public consultations need to be organised by the Committees, especially the Finance Committee, starting in December 2009 in major cities of the country so that a set of comprehensive budget proposals can be presented to the Finance Ministry by April 2010 for inclusions in the budget process.