5 Years of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Citizens Report

March 17, 2008 to March 16, 2013


Publication No: PM-036

Rs 3,000  

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, under a civilian President, an elected National Assembly completed its 5-year term. The 13th National Assembly, which was voted in after February 2008 General Election, stood dissolved at the expiration of its term of 5 years on March 16, 2013. The elected democratic Government also completed its 5-year term. From 2002 onwards, PILDAT has consistently looked at the performance of Pakistan’s successive Parliaments from the citizens’ perspective. Its annual reports have helped highlight critical areas of performance as well as that of required reform in the Parliament of Pakistan over the years. The Report of the 5-Year Performance of the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan covers the period of March 17, 2008 to March 16, 2013. In keeping with the PILDAT tradition of compiling and disseminating National Assembly’s performance on a periodic basis since 2002, the current report also glances at some of the main categories of legislative performance at the completion of the 5 years of the 13th National Assembly’s term.