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Join us as we stand up for the fundamental rights of every Pakistani.                                    PILAP holds Government accountable for its actions and omissions.                                        PILAP uses the Right To Information (RTI) to ask hard questions of the Government.                                        PILAP seeks to foster a clean, healthy environmentnt for all.                                       We demand climate justice

We campaign for a Pakistan where fundamental rights are enjoyed by all Join us in our effort "The State shall exercise its powers and authority through the chosen representatives of the people".
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"The principles of democracy, freedom, equality, tolerance and social justice, as ennciated by Islam, shall be fully observed".
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While climate change is responsible for the unprecedented flooding this year, myopic planning on the part of the government has exacerbated the resulting damage "Speak out against injustices caused to sanitation workers."
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Cases Voted by the Citizens' Assembly for the Period
July 2022-December 2022

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Issue 1#

Enforcement of Article 25A of the Constitution for provision of free and compulsory education for all children.

Issue 2#

Discharge of untreated waste into the Arabia Sea.

Issue 3#

Justice for sanitation workers.

Issue 4#

Countering bureaucratic red tape.

Issue 5#

Occupational health and safety measures for miners.

Strategies

A Writ Petition on the enforcement of Article 25A is pending before Sindh High Court. The court appointed a commission to come up with an education plan for Sindh. PILAP plans to file similar petitions in other provinces.

PILAP is preparing to file a court petition to address this serious environmental concern. Watch this space for updates.
PILAP has written RTIs to various Government bodies asking about the treatment, wages, benefits, EOBI registrations, and safety equipment provided to public sanitation workers.
Bureaucratic red tape in Pakistan leads to inefficiency and tends to become a nuisance for the common citizen. PILAP plans to address this issue.
Most miners in Pakistan risk their lives during unregulated and dangerous mining operations, and hundreds are killed each year. We need to address their occupational health and safety.

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The Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan PILAP has been a passionate champion and advocate of fundamental rights of Pakistanis since 2011 and has won some notable successes.

Recently re-organised to be more transparent, responsive, democratic, and participative, PILAP is gearing to become the leading voice and national representative of the rights of the common man through research, advocacy, and litigation

The Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP) has been the passionate champion and advocate of Civic and Civil rights of Pakistanis since 2011 and has won some notable successes.

Recently re-organised to be more transparent, responsive, democratic, and particpative, PILAP is gearing to become the leading voice and national representative of the rights of the common man through research, advocacy, and litigation

About Pilap

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Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP) was formed by a group of concerned citizens with the primary objective of enabling Pakistanis to attain the realisation of their civil, human, economic, social and political rights. It is an independent, non-political and not-for-profit organisation exclusively funded by contributions from Pakistanis and dedicated to protecting and defending civil and human rights of all Pakistanis across Pakistan.

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Public Interest Law Association of Pakistan (PILAP) was formed by a group of concerned citizens with the primary objective of enabling Pakistanis to attain the realisation of their civil, human, economic, social and political rights. It is an independent, non-political and not-for-profit organisation excl usively funded by contributions from Pakistanis and dedicated to protecting and defending civil and human rights of all Pakistanis across Pakistan.

Board Members

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Saad Amanullah Khan

Chairman

Raheel Qamar Ahmed

EC Member

Ashraf Adamjee

EC Member

Ayesha Khan

EC Member

Ahmad Rafay Alam

EC Member

Maroof Ali Syed

EC Member

Imran Zia

EC Member

HOW IS PILAP ORGANIZED?

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In 2021, PILAP has been reorganised to make the organisation more transparent, responsive, democratic, and participative and to create real ownership of the civic issues that PILAP champions by the citizens themselves.

The organisational structure has been modified to make this possible through the introduction of a Citizens’ Assembly that will comprise of patriotic, caring, and conscientious citizens who will take on the critical task of sustaining and driving the organisation's legislative and advocacy agenda forward

HOW PILAP WORKS?

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The PILAP Citizens' Assembly (CA) meets, in person or virtually, twice a year - once in January and again in July to recommend, discuss, and debate the following year's Legislative and Advocacy Agenda and allow the Management Team to provide a progress report.

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly have the right to shape the agenda by nominating issues that could be taken up by PILAP. CA Members may propose issues close to their hearts that they’d like to champion and gather support from others.

PILAP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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PILAP petition (LHC) led to creation of a special commission for cleaning of River Ravi near Lahore
PILAP’s efforts in SC led to the order to remove billboards and its implementation in Karachi.
PILAP champions Citizen Rights awareness and accountability through RTI requests

How can you get involved?

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PILAP needs passionate people who care about our country and want to play a more instrumental role in improving the quality of life and liberty of Pakistani citizens. You can get involved by doing the following:

Become a member by emailing us at [email protected] or fill out our Membership Form on www.pilap.pk

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