PILDAT IN THE MEDIA

The reason why debate on 18th Amendment refuses to die – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

The 18th Amendment became part of Pakistan’s constitution about ten years ago when President Asif Ali Zardari signed it on 19th April...

Performance debate – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN

SUDDENLY, the debate on government performance seems to be all over the place. On second thoughts, it may not be so sudden. The incum...

The hollowness of Pakistan’s budget exercise – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

June is budget time in Pakistan. The financial year closes on June 30 and a fresh authorization is needed from the national and provi...

Parliamentary scrutiny? – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN

VERY few people realise that the budget for the next financial year (2020-21) will, for the first time since the adoption of the 1973...

Democracy and disaster management – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

When US President Donald Trump recently called Prime Minister Imran Khan and offered to send some ventilators to Pakistan to help it ...

Parliament in times of COVID-19 – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

Should parliament continue working despite the coronavirus pandemic? At least some civil society organizations in Pakistan earlier th...

State of the opposition in Pakistan – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

It is one of those times in our political history when the opposition is at least numerically very strong in the parliament and provi...

The new ECP’s challenges – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN

THE five-member Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is finally complete after a painful and protracted process of consultation betw...

Fatal fault lines – An Article by PILDAT President published in ARABNEWS

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has not even completed the first eighteen months of its term, yet the discourse of “in-...

Without due process – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN

WEAKNESSES generally associated with the legislative process in our country were once again exposed during the passage of amendments ...

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