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IPC: Pioneering global cooperation among parliamentarians

The International Parliamentarians’ Congress (IPC) exemplifies an evolutionary response to the rapidly changing global context. It embodies the spirit of global cooperation and shared responsibility in addressing pressing international issues.…

Does parliament need a contempt law?

The recent Contempt of Parliament Bill, 2023 has rightly raised eyebrows, and is being seen as flawed and conceived by parliamentarians unaware of their existing powers. In times where parliament…

Protests, power, parliament

The establishment’s hand-picked political leader in the form of Imran Khan and his political party, the PTI, have come full circle. From the 2018 elections – the time of the…

Parliament and judicial review

The Supreme Court’s decision (short-order) whereby the deputy speaker’s ruling of April 8, 2022 on a point of order rejecting a no-confidence motion against the former prime minister Imran Khan…

Parliament failing citizens

The performance of Pakistan’s parliaments (federal and provincial) in discharging their key functions – enacting laws; reviewing/approving government spending and taxation; overseeing the work of government; and debating important issues…