I explicitly remember it was a sultry late afternoon of May 2019. “It has to be a dedicated entity which performs research and communicates effectively, to generate impact on public policy” Rana Mashhood was very clear about his vision. Five hours, four of us concluded after third round of “Adrak Wali Chai” that there is a need of a purpose based platform to bring knowledge and policy making together through research, references, data collection and comparisons.
I am sure Zeeshan Malik and Hamid Falki would remember the extensive deliberation we had that day. Today that brainstorming has been translated into The Research Wing of PML(N) Punjab– Another jewel in the party crown.
Question arises why do we need to do research? Simple answer is to study a subject, project, intervention, services or performance in detail, especially to discover new information to appreciate and address gaps for future development. And when we translate the phenomena into the context of a political party,
It entails its continuous development stretching from leadership to delivery.Some of the key objectives of The Research Wing (RW) includes, keeping our legislators, spokespersons and media representatives informed and updated about latest situation in major sectors like economy and finance, health care, education reforms, agriculture and irrigation, infrastructure development are few to mention. Facilitating our public representatives with required information for effective participation in assembly business. And most importantly evolving future leadership through capacity building. Research wing has constituted dedicated working groups to address areas of prime focus directly impacting public policy and life of a common man. Each working group comprises of public representatives and professionals/experts of specialised fields. Hence providing opportunity of capacity building to the legislators.