Improving Parliamentary Representation of Minority Communities in Pakistan

Improving Parliamentary Representation of Minority Communities in Pakistan

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The project aims at improving parliamentary representation of minority communities in Pakistan by bridging the gap between reserved-seat parliamentarians and minority communities and facilitating the interaction of minority parliamentarians with mainstream print and electronic media in order to positively improve the media coverage of these lawmakers. The project further caters the issues and challenges of minority communities by highlighting them through grassroots researches. Findings of these field researches are shared with the concerned and reflected at various forums.

Duration of the project

October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2015

Program Area Social Development Program (SDP)
Thematic Area(s)

Peace and Governance

Cross Cutting Themes

Democracy, minority rights

Implementation areas (Districts)

Across Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan Provinces)

Description of Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries will indirectly benefit from project activities through the progress made by the NLD, peer group and non-Muslim parliamentarians in bringing forth minority issues in parliament and bridging the gap between non-Muslim communities and their respective MPs.