Advocacy

Meddling with the mandate

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 11 March 2018 by the Daily Times. Public Sector Development Program (PSDP), managed by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, is a resource allocation tool used by the federal government to show its commitment to a subject/issue. Did you know that Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, the federal ministry mandated with the protection...

UPR and the state of trade union rights in Pakistan

By Iftikhar Ahmad The article was published on 14 November 2017 by the Daily Times. My article in today’s Daily Times explains the Universal Periodic Review process. Pakistan had its human rights record assessed on 13 November 2017. Dozens of reports were submitted by the civil society organisations in the process. Interestingly, NONE of the more than 40 civil society submissions as well as...