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Keeping in view the significance of coming elections 2018, Center for Policy Studies (CPS) CIIT, Islamabad organized a Roundtable Discussion on Electoral Processes and Public Policy Issues in Pakistan on May 3, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at BIC 1st floor CIIT Islamabad. The Aim of the session was to raise awareness amongst CIIT students and faculty members about Election procedures and processes, public policy issues and creating a research agenda in the field of electoral studies and public policy. The Session were moderated by Dr. Kalsoom Sumra and Dr. Shakeel Ahmad from CPS. The session was well attended by CIIT student, faculty members and dignitaries from civil society.
Dr. Imran Syed, Head CPS, CIIT Islamabad opened the session with the welcome remarks. In the beginning of the session, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad from CPS talked about “Electoral Studies: theoretical understanding”
Mr. Kanwar M. Dilshad Ex-Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan and Chairman National Democratic Foundation talked about “Electoral Management and Choices” followed by a lecture of Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan, CEO Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services on “Would Electoral Act 2017 Strengthen Electoral Integrity? Pakistan’s Debate in Comparative Perspective”
Professor Ijaz Shafi Gillani, Gallup, Pakistan talked about “Electoral Systems and Processes in Pakistan”. Dr. Faqir Hussain Ex- Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan talked about “Legal framework of Election, 2018”. Mr. Muhammad Khizer Aziz, DG (IT) ECP briefed about “Use of I.T in Electoral Management and Governance for coming election 2018”.