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WTO Regime and implications for Pakistan. PILDAT Briefing Session for Parliamentarians Welcome Remarks & Introduction. Briefing Session on WTO. Welcome!. Very warm Welcome to Session Chairs, all Participants, Speakers & Guests. Please Check out Contents of the Dossier.

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Pildat briefing session for parliamentarians welcome remarks introduction

WTO Regime and implications for Pakistan

PILDAT Briefing Session for Parliamentarians

Welcome Remarks & Introduction


Briefing session on wto

Briefing Session on WTO

Welcome!

  • Very warm Welcome to Session Chairs, all

    Participants, Speakers & Guests.

  • Please Check out Contents of the Dossier.

  • Briefing Paper on WTO included in Dossier

  • Please complete Feedback Form & Data

    Form and hand over to the Organizers.

  • Acknowledge Support of FES & SDPI


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Today’s Session

Briefing Session on WTO

  • Backdrop: 5th Ministerial Conference

  • Renewed recognition by IPU & WTO of the significance of Parliaments’ input. Do we?

  • Overview of WTO Regime:

    - Introduction & History

    - Implications for Pakistan

  • Preparing Pakistan for WTO

  • Role of Parliament in shaping Pakistan’s

    position at WTO


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Briefing Session on WTO

Objectives

  • Enhance awareness about WTO Regime

  • Help parliamentarians understand implications of WTO for effective legislative debate & oversight

  • Promote thought process for the future e.g.

    -A sub-committee on WTO Agreements?

    -Parliament to ratify the agreements?


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Briefing Session on WTO

Why discussion on WTO is important ?

  • WTO Agreements will impact our Agriculture,

    Industry, Exports and --- every one.

  • Extreme views about WTO: What is the truth?

  • Pakistan is signing important agreements

    under WTO. Parliament’s Oversight helpful.

  • Should draft agreements be analyzed &

    debated in Parliament before signing?


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Briefing Session on WTO

How can a parliamentarian contribute in shaping country position on WTO?

  • Knowledge of the background, process &

    nature of WTO Agreements

  • Knowledge of the implications for Pakistan

    Today’s Briefing is intended to provide this KNOWLEDGE !


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Briefing Session on WTO

Why PILDAT holds Briefing Sessions for the Parliament?

  • To see parliamentarians effective and

    powerful (Knowledge is power)

  • To see Parliament taking all major policy

    decisions (Supremacy of Parliament)

  • To see Democracy and Democratic

    Institutions strengthened in Pakistan


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Briefing Session on WTO

Who Funds PILDAT?

  • Seed money by Overseas Pakistanis

  • Pilot project funded by UNDP

  • Seek and accept support from all sources without any covert or overt strings (Pure PILDAT Agenda)

  • So far events are supported by UNDP, FNS, FES, DFID, The World Bank, IRI etc.

  • WTO Briefing Session supported by FES & Overseas Pakistanis.


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Briefing Session on WTO

What is PILDAT?

  • Independent, Non-profit, Research & Study institute

  • Indigenous entity well-versed in local conditions

  • Strictly Non-partisan: Values trust of all parties

  • Dedicated to Parliamentary Strengthening

  • Mission: Strengthening Democracy & Democratic Institutions for a better Pakistan


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Some Recent Activities

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  • Workshop on the Budget Process

  • Workshop for MNAs on Devolution

  • State of Democracy Report

  • 3-part Election Study

  • Young Parliamentarians Forum

  • Parliamentary Internship Programme

  • Workshop for Balochistan MPAs on roles of

    Federal, Provincial and Local governments


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Briefing Session on WTO

Near-future Activities

  • Orientation for Freshmen

  • Workshop for NWFP MPAs on roles and

    limits of Federal, Provincial and Local Govts.

  • Briefing on Pak-India Relations

  • Workshop on Public Policy Analysis

  • Briefing on Issues of Water Resources

  • Workshop on effective committee system


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Briefing Session on WTO

PILDAT Research & Needs Assessment

  • 1.5 Year-long Consultation with

    - Former & Current parliamentarians (238)

    -Political parties

    - National & International Political institutions

    - Opinion leaders

    - CSOs

  • Questionnaire, Legislators Data Forms

  • Needs Assessment Session, Dec. 2002

  • Scientific Sample Survey of New MNAs

  • Legislative Strengthening Conference


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Briefing Session on WTO

PILDAT parliamentary Strengthening Plan:

  • Centre for Legislative Development &

    Leadership (CLDL)

    -Research -Briefings -Orientation

    -Capacity Building-Budget Analysis

    -Policy Analysis -Etc.

  • Examples: BIPS (Bangladesh), BPST (India),

    KPI (Thailand)


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…….The Plan

  • Legislative Capacity Building Project

    1.Plan & Establish the Centre

    2.Sensitize Parliamentarians, CSOs, Voters

    3.Strengthen Committee System

    4.Capacity-building of Legislative Support Staff

    5.Capacity-building of CSOs


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6.Overseas Pakistani Legislators Network

7.Institutional Networking (Regional, International)

8.Strengthen Parliamentary Parties

9.Capacity-building of Parliamentarians

- Issue-based Workshops

- Briefing Papers & Sessions

- Policy Analysis Sessions

- Multi-party Caucuses - Etc.

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…….The Plan


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