Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Members Capacity Building Programme 2016-17

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This assessment report is based on public coverage, interviews by KP Secretariat staff and a short survey of MPs and delegates about the study visits to the House of Commons, the Scottish and Tynwald Parliaments by the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services. The appraisal records and assesses MPs’ thoughts about what they found most absorbing during the visits. The report also encapsulates what the MPAs witnessed in terms of three basic functions of law-making, oversight, and representation and how the best practices can be replicated in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. The MPs identified five key areas of reform i.e strengthening of parliamentary committees, devising mechanism to commence public petitions, introduce zero hour and Chief Ministers Hour to consolidate oversight over the executive, setting up of code of conduct/ethics and punctuality standards and last but not the least, strategize to improve upon the Secretariat support to MPs and committees viz a viz research and information services, drafting legislative proposals and increased public outreach.

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