I was in Delhi as part of a Parliamentary Delegation Legislative Study Tour facilitated by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development And Transparency. The primary purpose behind this study tour was to provide Pakistani legislators with an opportunity to exchange mutually beneficial best practices. Pakistan shares extensive commonalities with India, both inheriting the British parliamentary system of governance. An exchange of ideas and practices provided valuable experience for the delegation. Extensive meetings were conducted with the Honourable Speaker Lok Sabha Shri. Somnath Chatterjee, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha K Rahman Khan, senior officials of Lok Sabha and Rajay Sabha Secretariat, former union minister, honorary advisor to the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training, former election commissioner and senior members of Institute of Social Sciences. During the meetings with speaker Lok Sabha and deputy chairman Rajya Sabha, the Pakistan Parliamentary Delegation vehemently raised the Chenab Water issue and stressed that for a better relationship between both countries the Indus Water Treaty must be followed in letter and spirit. India's recent failure to implement the agreement has severely damaged crops and reduced productivity in Punjab. Mr Chatterjee offered the service of the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training of the Lok Sabha Secretariat for greater cooperation and understanding between the two Parliaments. Some of the innovative initiatives introduced in the Parliament by the current speaker include a Children's Library, state of the art museum documenting the history of India and Bureau of Parliamentary Studies (BPST), conducting lectures as part of keeping the parliamentarians up to date with the current issues and research. BPST was established in 1976 to provide legislators and officials with institutionalised opportunities for problem oriented studies and systematic training in the various disciplines of parliamentary institutions, processes and procedures. During an interactive discussion with senior officials of Lok and Rajya Sabha Secretariat, it was interesting to note that the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Indian Parliament are broadly similar to those followed by the Pakistani Parliament. However, the spirit and implementation of these rules in the Indian Parliament manifest an evolution that has emerged after a continuous pattern of a democratic system that, unlike Pakistan, has functioned unhindered for the last 60 years. Comparing the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the two countries, the speakers highlighted that the Indian Parliament has developed a software package for allocating priority to the members questions submitted for Question Hour. Computerised balloting is conducted each day that allows for transparency and an equal opportunity to all members. Indian MPs raising questions are permitted two supplementary questions by the speaker. Those members who are not satisfied are allowed a further half hour discussion opportunity at the end of the session. In addition, other MPs are allowed to raise one supplementary question each, with no cap on the number of individual questions. Additionally, the Indian Parliament follows rules such as zero hour, parliamentary calendar and its adherence, increased working hours of Parliament by not including weekends into the overall limit of constitutional requirement of number of days of Parliament. The budgeting procedure in India involves the standing committees well in advance of the laying of the budget in an effective manner into scrutinising the budget. However, the study tour was a well-structured programme of learning and a valuable tool for sharing best practices with fellow parliamentarians. In conclusion, one can suggest that Pakistan Parliament needs to look into introducing reforms that institutionalise and streamline the organisational structure of the Parliament. Some of the measures could include: i) Strengthening the committee system, joint committees of both houses with a view to ensure better parliamentary scrutiny of legislation and oversight without duplication of work and wasteful expenditure; ii) Establishing a bureau to provide legislators and officials with assistance on Legislative drafting, research, documentation, modern information technology; problem oriented studies and systematic training in the various disciplines of parliamentary institutions, processes and procedures; iii) Dedicated human resources to assist MNAs for improving their efficiency; iv) Capacity building measures for women parliamentarians, first time parliamentarians and young parliamentarians; v) Strengthening the ability of women parliamentarians to address gender issues; vi) Connecting media, civil society organisation, member constituents to the parliamentary research institution and standing committees to ensure that parliamentary processes are adequately informed by inputs from these sectors of society. The writer is an advocate, LL.M (UCL, UK) and a member of the National Assembly, Pakistan