The Discussion Paper titled Policy Issues relating to COVID-19 and Need for Policy Formulation by Political Parties has been commissioned by PILDAT to facilitate informed understanding of the management of COVID-19 and its related policy issues in Pakistan.
Authored by Mr. Fahd Husain, renowned journalist and currently Resident Editor Islamabad of Dawn newspaper, the paper is written as an effort to frame key issues and policy questions relating to COVID-19 so that the policy wings of Political Parties, Women in Politics Support Group (WPSG) and Alumni of Young Politicians Fellowship Programme (YPFP) are able to focus on policy questions and find answers to these questions within the context and structures of their respective political parties. The paper is also developed as an effort to assist political parties on responding to COVID-19 grassroot policy issues. The paper also includes a draft template for writing a simple Policy Document that each Political Party can utilize to gauge response of its supporters in line with its ideology, manifesto and overall policies.
The discussion paper has been produced under the project titled Consolidating Democracy in Pakistan under COVID-19.