Eposure Visit of KPK Ulama
NRDF continued to interact with the representatives of religio-political groups belonging to different school of thoughts including the members of the MMA, a religio-political party which won majority in the provincial elections and formed government in the KPK. Many of the elected members are new in the politics and some have, before their election, not even visited Islamabad, the capital of the country.
The NRDF invited a group of these new members of the Provincial Assembly for three days exposure visit to organizations like US-Aid, British Council, Catholic Relief Services, the Asia Foundation, Swiss Development Corporation, GTZ, Norwegian Agency for Development, Rural Social Development Program, Trust for Voluntary Organizations, United Nations Funds for Population etc. in Islamabad. The visit was scheduled to take place in April 2003, however, due to the crisis in Iraq, the religio-political parties took a stand against the West especially the US and the UK. As a result the visit was postponed and was scheduled in the second week of July 2003 for which nomination of Provincial Members of Parliament belonging to religio-political parties and minorities group was confirmed. Existing Ulama Scenario