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: 140
Latest Activity: Apr 29

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 Sohail Mahmood on March 28, 2011 at 3:24am
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on March 28, 2011 at 3:22am
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on March 28, 2011 at 3:21am

The key to meaningful change is to emphasize quality education. The education sector is being squeezed of funding while scarce money is being diverted to the defense sector. We have already achieved a lot in developing Pakistan’s defenses. Now we should concentrate in developing our education sector. The Government has failed to live up to it promises in providing education to the nation’s youth. Much needs to be done in the sector. As a group we can, and should, join the March for Education movement. Please check the site and sign the petition. We do whatever we can to bring quality education in the country. What better way to start than a movement to improve education in Pakistan?

Comment by Michel P. JAZZAR on March 27, 2011 at 12:57pm
Public accountability is needed in all countries. Governments should not deal with countries' "leaders" whom not follow transparency. Unfortunetly it is not the current behavior.
Comment by Global Peace Partners Inc. on March 27, 2011 at 11:36am
You are right and Governments will ultimately need to be accountable first to their own people and then to each other. Technology, transportation, the weaponry of mass destruction has gone to far for nations to be isolated from each other. The sale of arms, a lucrative business, always, ultimately, leads to disasters. How does this pipeline of human grief stop?
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on March 27, 2011 at 9:22am

 

All our indeed accountable, even the Army. Pakistan must have rule of law and public accountability of all. There is no exception. The public must be aware of its central place in Pakistan's polity. After all, the Republic was made for the people and serves them alone. We need to create greater awareness of the issue in the popular mind. This calls for greater democratization of both state and society in Pakistan and a public demand for good governance. This is what the group is all about. I am glad for the above comments.
Comment by Rotarian gbemi tijani on March 27, 2011 at 7:56am
kudos .That's very conscientious of you -despite the rat race mentality these days of unbridled opulence and wealth stacking here or there .Public accountability is just timely because ALL WEALTH FLOW FROM GOVERNMENT - nO MATTER HOW VIABLE THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS -ALL ECONOMIES are controlled by government and enabling policies.Good enough you re not daring it alone.More info from me later  
Comment by Sohail Mahmood on March 27, 2011 at 2:44am
Stand up for what u believe in. Your voice counts!
Comment by Nataliya Gordeyeva on March 26, 2011 at 3:41am
Interesting, why the current events did not open a new item for discussion on PCDN: bombing of Libya. Everybody knows, that conflicts will not over if we support one of sides. Third side has its own interests, but only people will be defeated.
Comment by Louise Romain on March 26, 2011 at 3:13am
I would love to support this group from France where I live. And I can travel to Pakistan too. I train people in nonviolent skills and techniques, including negotiating, mediation and education. Would you please let me know if you need support and what it could look like? Thanks!
 

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