The world, including Pakistan, is observing the International Day of Parliamentarism on 30th June. This day provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made by parliaments in achieving key objectives, such as improving representation, adapting to modern times.
Parliaments in conducting self-assessments, promoting the participation of women and young members of parliament, and embracing new technologies.
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Parliamentary Democracy around the world
Establishing a dedicated day for parliaments is particularly crucial during this critical period for parliamentary democracy. Trust in political institutions is diminishing, and democracy itself is facing challenges from populist and nationalist movements.
For democracy to thrive, strong, transparent, accountable, and representative parliaments are essential. They serve as the foundation of functional democracies.