Archive for August, 2010


Citizens’ Resource Centre : Documenting struggle for democratic Pakistan

Mission: To preserve and highlight the democratic struggle of the valiant people of Pakistan and to offer an opportunity to the future generations to understand the country’s political history, traditions and institutions. The proposed Resource Centre will be a non-profit civic education initiative to preserve and project our dreams, aspirations and struggle of realization for […]

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The World’s Federations

There are about 28 federal countries in the world today, which together represent 40 per cent of the world’s population. Almost all democracies with very large area or very large and ethnically diverse populations are federal.

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Civic Role of Higher Education

ISLAMABAD: The prime and foremost objective of education is to provide the nation with such a citizenry, which by virtue of law abiding and contribution to collective good, could be able to strengthen political,  Social and economic foundations of the society. The role of civic education for the development of human societies has been historically […]

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Pakistan

“The theory of Pakistan guarantees that federated units of the national government would have all the autonomy that you will find in the constitutions of the United States of America, Canada and Australia. But certain vital powers will remain vested in the Central Government such as the monetary system, national defence and other federal responsibilities.” […]

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What is Federalism

John Kincaid, Professor at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and director of the College’s Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government gave a useful definition of federalism: Federalism is essentially a system of voluntary self-rule and shared rule. This is implied in the derivation of the word ‘federal’, which comes from the Latin […]

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First meeting of National Policy Advisory Group on Federalism

Reviews Constitutional Reforms Process and Package Examining Constitutional Journey towards Federalism A meeting of National Policy Advisory Group (NPAG) was held to discuss and debate Constitutional Reforms in Pakistan on April 8, 2010 at Islamabad. The NPAG is a platform of leading experts including political leaders, academics and civil society activists from across the country […]

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Recommendations of Policy Advisory Group

Recommendations tabled in provincial and national meetings of Policy Advisory Groups on Federalism Before embarking on various activities to strengthen Federalism in Pakistan, The Forum of Federations and Centre for Civic Education Pakistan conducted four provincial assessment meetings in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Islamabad (for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa). These in-camera sessions involved experts from various fields to […]

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National Conference on the Pakistan Constitutional Reform Process

National Conference on the Pakistan Constitutional Reform Process, Prospects for Inclusive Federalism, Nepal Pakistani stakeholders take stock of country’s sweeping constitutional changes Twenty-one leading Pakistanis from the country’s four provinces assembled for two days near Katmandu in Nepal and engaged in wide-ranging discussions on the recent amendments to the country’s 1973 Constitution that restored considerable […]

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Youth Capacities for Rule of Law and Good Governance

Purpose “To create a capacitated group of young leaders equipped with the tools to promote amongst young people, good governance, rule of law and rejection of violence and extremism in societal conflicts.” The program aims to train a group of interested students (first semester/first year) and involve university teachers as mentors and Ambassadors of Change […]

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Spirit of Civic Education in Education Policy 2009

Excerpts from the approved policy Challenges triggered by globalisation and nation’s quest for becoming a “knowledge society”. Besides, some compelling domestic pressures such as devolution of powers, economic development and demographic transformations have necessitated a renewed commitment to proliferation of quality education for all. OVERARCHING PRIORITIES: WIDENING ACCESS AND RAISING QUALITY The objective of education […]

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