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Pakistani delegation leaves for Indonesia on study visit

July 18, 2017

Islamabad: Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) has -facilitated a Pakistani delegation led by Senator Mushahid Hussain for a week-long study visit to Indonesia.

The eight-member delegation including MNA Syed NaveedQamar, Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi, Senator Lt Gen (r) Abdul Qayyum, Lt Gen (r) Moinuddin Haider, senior Supreme Court lawyer Syed Ali Zafar, former president Supreme Court Bar Association Aasiya Riaz and Joint Director PILDAT Amna Kausar.

The delegation will be visiting Indonesia from July 17 to July 20, 2017. Pakistan and Indonesia share many common traits, including the journey towards democratic consolidation from military rule, the purpose of this study visit is to seek a deeper understanding of democratic consolidation in Indonesia just as Pakistan has begun its own longest uninterrupted spell of democratic governance, says Pildat.

The delegates will be attending a lecture by Jakob Tobing, prominent architects of the new democratic Indonesia. He played an instrumental role in Indonesia’s transition from the authoritarian rule to democracy in 1998. Tobing will be giving an introduction to the making of the original 1945 constitution. He shall highlight the reform process and its outcomes which included a constitutional democracy, rule of law, a check and balance mechanism, human rights, separation of religion from the state, a unitary form of government, devolution of powers, elections and most importantly, civil-military relations.

Pildat delegation includes senior parliamentarians, representatives of major political parties and members of Pildat Dialogue Group on Civil Military Relations.