Aasiyua Riaz is the Joint Director at PILDAT.
Education: London School of Economics.
Industry: Civic & Social Organization.
PILDAT is an independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit indigenous research and training institution with the mission to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions in Pakistan. PILDAT has been actively engaged with building the capabilities of elected Legislators towards a better discharge of their functions of Legislation, Representation and Oversight. PILDAT regularly conducts training/briefing workshops and sessions for Legislators belonging to the National and Provincial Assemblies as well as the Senate. As a non-partisan political research institution, PILDAT regularly prepares well-researched briefing/background papers and Case Studies for Pakistani Parliamentarians, Parliamentary Staff and politicians on crucial policy issues. The PILDAT State of Democracy Report, the flagship publication of PILDAT in its democracy watch programme, carries an in depth yet concise quarterly review of democratic development for the local and international audience. PILDAT facilitates the formulation of issue based caucuses across parties in the Legislatures. PILDAT also sensitises the civil society organisations to lobby effectively with legislators on policy related issues, while the e-democracy programme of PILDAT looks at ways and means to build better network between the public and parliamentarians. PILDAT is a registered non-profit entity under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, Pakistan. Its formal registration process was completed on September 19, 2002.