LAHORE -  Dr Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman of Gallup Pakistan/Gilani Research Foundation delivered a lecture on democracy in Pakistan at a sitting organised by Pildat Thursday.

Specifically speaking on the subject ‘Is our Nation fit for Democracy,’ Dr Gilani relied on the upcoming book ‘The Melodramatic Electoral History of Pakistan (1970-2013)’ with the purpose of seeking clarity based on data on the voting patterns in the country.

“If we look at polling data over the past 30 years, a constant evolution and consistency, strikes the mind which reflects will of the people for sustained democratic process,” he added.

Key lessons from Dr Gilani’s research predict a slow and evolutionary advent of civilian supremacy through a firm adherence to the rule of Law and the constitution, establishing a firm identity and solidarity as a political class and building up grass-root governments as the source of Building Political Parties. According to Dr. Gilani, 1970, 1997 and 2013 Elections marked the three most important milestones of Pakistan’s electoral history. He thought that in 2018’s election, there will be little to no change in the division of the vote bank despite a tumult in the political scenario in the country. In the end, Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President PILDAT thanked Dr. Ijaz Gilani for discussing an important and relevant subject of elections in Pakistan and sharing such invaluable information.

PKLI campaign

Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Centre has completed three-day influenza vaccination drive for its staff members at the hospital site.

The free of cost vaccination drive was aimed at protecting PKLI staff members against the fatal effects of influenza (H1N1).  PKLI believes that vaccinating its staff would help in ensuring an infection-free environment for patients and visitors at the hospital.

 

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