Voice for Public Accountability

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Voice for Public Accountability

"Mobilization of the public to promote greater accountability of the Government of Pakistan. Opening up government policymaking structures for greater public input. Opening up the policy process for greater public participation.

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Members: 141
Latest Activity: Nov 30

Voice matters

Currently, the future of Pakistan’s political system appears dismal. Too much time has been lost and Pakistan has been left behind. The political and economic sectors require urgent reform, and the current focus of attention on reform issues should be used as a stimulus for change. The very existence of a stable democratic system is dependent on an comprehensive accountability mechanism . The government must find the will and commitment to reform itself.

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Your voice matters!

Started by Sohail Mahmood Dec 18, 2011. 0 Replies

The winds of change blowing in Pakistan for sure. Let us hope for the best. Meanwhile, we must organize a voice for change. The whole national leadership, elected and unelected, is accountable to the…Continue

Your voice matters!

Started by Sohail Mahmood Dec 18, 2011. 0 Replies

The winds of change blowing in Pakistan for sure. Let us hope for the best. Meanwhile, we must organize a voice for change. The whole national leadership/ elected and unelected, is accountable to the…Continue

use of media in crusade against corruption

Started by Sohail Mahmood. Last reply by Sohail Mahmood Jul 12, 2011. 2 Replies

VFPA group is planning to produce a documentary on corruption in Pakistan. Since we lack resources we are planning to work with a professional documentary group from US and submit a joint proposal to…Continue

Pakistan’s serious governance challenges and required next steps

Started by Sohail Mahmood. Last reply by Surya Jun 17, 2011. 1 Reply

Pakistan’s serious governance challenges and required next stepsPakistan is faced with a serious governance challenge primarily manifested through the continuing complexity of fighting the Global War…Continue

Tags: required, next, steps, and, challenges

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Comment by Paudyal, Dhruba P. on July 18, 2011 at 5:51am
Pakistan is one of the regional peacemakers in the Indian sub-continent. Thus, learning from the Pakistan's performance on accountability matters a lot for the rests. Thus, every effort should be made so as to bring broader accountability in what is done for the welfare of the people.
Comment by tahir wadood malik on June 5, 2011 at 5:00am

the budget is the latest in a long list of non-performance items. anybody who expected otherwise was mistaken.

but give them credit, the cost of soft drinks may come down! cake if not bread!

Comment by Sohail Mahmood on June 4, 2011 at 1:10pm

Disappointed by the new budget just announced in Pakistan. More of the same. The country is now paralyzed because of weak government.  Pakistan is a mess primarily because of acute bad governance and weak resolve to tackle the challenges. Hoping against hope.

Comment by Sohail Mahmood on May 24, 2011 at 5:59am
Time for a serious rethink of our foreign and defense policies. we must prepare for the worst. All evidence points to dark days ahead for Pakistan. The nation must now be prepared for even worst calamity. may Allah protect us
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on May 13, 2011 at 11:44pm

Second Group Meeting, 13th May, 2011

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

 

The second meeting of VFPA was held on 13th May, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Seminar Room 24 of IRD, Old Campus (Faisal Mosque), IIUI.

 

The meeting presided by Dr. Sohail Mahmood and other participants were:

  • Asad Ali Shah
  • Najam-Us-Saqib
  • Syeda Namra Khalid
  • Fawad Ahmer
  • Usman Shaheen
  • Ehtisham-Ul-Haq
  • M. Jalal Haider Malik
  • M. Suleman Shahid
  • Farhan Shakil
  • Afzal Shad
  • Khawar Naeem
  • Hadi Raza
  • Ghulam Rabbani
  • Shafique Qurban

 

The following things have been discussed in the meeting:

1. Mr. Asad Ali Shah discussed how we can launch a campaign for mobilizing youth on anti-corruption awareness and mobilization. It was proposed to involve teachers as informants of ethics and social values within a classroom. It was decided to display banners and posters for creating awareness. Moreover, flyers should be distributed for the same cause.

 

2. Mr. Khawar Naeem showed the design of the required banners and flyers for the campaign. Mr. Afzal Shad will coordinate with him in designing the logo and banners.

3. It was suggested to arrange a ceremony for recognition of the honest people by distributing souvenirs/certificates. It can be good source of motivating them and inspiring others.

 

4. The domain was finalized as ‘voiceforpakistan.org’.

 

5. It was decided to issue annual membership to all the members. There will be three categories of it. First is the category of Executive Members and they will be paying 1000 PKR for the renewal of their memberships annually. Second category is of the General Members and they would be paying 100 PKR every year. Third category is of the Volunteers and they will be issued membership cards free of cost.

 

6. It was also suggested to assign designations and duties to all the active members for future speculations.

7. Moreover, a complete profile of each active group member would be maintained on our website. So that people can contact them directly for donations and for reporting blatant corruption cases.

8. To encourage and promote the spirit of reporting corruption issues, we particularly welcome witnessed accounts of corruption incidents. Also, we need few volunteers for compiling reports on monthly basis. An annual report will be compiled on the basis of these submitted reports.

9. People are invited to post authentic reports of corruption on Facebook. They can leave their contact number, address and email along with the submitted report. This asked information would be kept highly confidential.

10. Ms. Syeda Namra Khalid was introduced as Finance Secretary of the group responsible for money matters.

11. It was suggested to open up a bank account to lever donations and to acknowledge the names of donors and their input.

12. For generating donations, we have proposed to arrange some entertainment programs, for instance, organizing the competitions of making a drama, short film, documentary, photography etc.

13. It was decided that we can invite few other groups of Facebook having same objectives as our group. We can work in collaboration to achieve our objectives.

14. It has also been decided to use Skype for the next meeting and make it virtual one for those who cannot attend it being out of town or country.

 

The refreshments were served by Mr. Najam-Us-Saqib. Morever, all the members who attended the meeting donated money for the campaign advertisemen

Comment by Dan Moody on May 11, 2011 at 8:21am

Appreciate you my friend!

It is a significant time for Pakistan

I think the only answer now for the world 

that we hold ourselves accountable to each 

other not only within our own countries

but globally as well.   We are determined

that this is the right thing to do and Governments

WILL have to understand and follow this direction.

Power, Greed, Pride, Arrogance, have brought the

collapses globally, we have to come together to

reverse this trend asking across all boundries:

"how can we work together"  

Blessings,

Dan 

Global Peace partners

Comment by Etali Genesis Akwaji on May 11, 2011 at 5:59am
hey Sohail,,, remember to include us in any actions you conceive,,,moreover reflections towards achieving set goals,,,and involving every member in the trend of thoughts,,,lofty idea kudos
Comment by Nizar Ahmad on May 8, 2011 at 3:18am

Hey sohail and all gourp members. I appreciate your efforts. Lets join hand and act for the cause ...... Youth wake up its time for you to take action and together we can

 

Keep up the efforts Sohail we all are with you

Comment by DonnaChristine Park on May 7, 2011 at 2:46pm
Dear Sohail~~~Good SATURDAY Afternoon from MESA, AZ. Having received Your message of motivation & inspiration for PAKISTAN, I send along My sincere & heartfelt PRAYERS. As You STEP FORward taking action to create Your 'new direction', I pray that You will know PEACE, kind Sir!!!
 

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