SUBAI-PIPS Pre-Budget Seminars:
The Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) as part of its regular and ongoing services to the Assemblies agreed to collaborate with SUBAI- to organize joint Pre-Budget briefing seminars in all four Provincial capitals. Honourable Members of all four Provincial Assemblies participated in the events.
The purpose of the events was to provide the Honourable Members with a better understanding of the budgeting processes, to emphasize the key issues regarding budget activity and to identify the key characteristics of budgeting and public finance management.
The event hosted discussion sessions with the country’s leading experts from academia, civil society and government. The experts delved deeper into themes including budgeting, finance, economic growth, gender-sensitive budgeting and revenue generation.
The Pre-Budget seminar for the Provincial Assembly of Punjab was held on May 23 2017 in Lahore. The event hosted more than 100 participants including 56 Honourable Members of the Provincial Assembly. Leader of Opposition MPA Mahmood-ur-Rashid and all the Parliamentary Party Leaders participated in the interactive event. The seminar was inaugurated and chaired by the Honourable Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan.
Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha, Minister for Finance Punjab, was the Guest of Honour at the event. Dr. Pasha talked about the challenges and opportunities for the Punjab Province in relation to the National Finance Commission.
SUBAI was represented by Dr. Nazya Fiaz, Deputy Team Leader. The PIPS team was represented by Director Research & IT PIPS, Mr. Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka.