Assalaam o alaikum delegates. My name is Hassan Kamal Wattoo and I will be your chair in the Pakistan National Assembly at ACMUN VIII. While I've had the opportunity of winning numerous MUNs in Pakistan before leading my team to victory as Head Delegate of the best overseas delegation at Yale-NUS Model United Nations Singapore, I believe real world experience far outweighs that of simulations. I have had the privilege of attending multiple sessions of the Punjab assembly and National Assembly alongside parliamentarians, as well as working in the Senate as an intern and observing the proceedings of the last 4 hearings of the Panama case inside the Supreme Court. Needless to say, Pakistani politics has always been more than an interest for me, but a lifestyle.
This years PNA aims to be a true and accurate reflection of what I believe to be the single most entertaining political system on the planet, not bound by the limitations of committees of the United Nations, but only by your knowledge of the parliamentary procedure. The way your speeches are articulated will matter, just as it matters in the actual National Assembly, but not nearly as much as how effectively you contextualise your research and bring it forward to the committee. Nonetheless, to quote the great and questionable Frank Underwood, if you don't like how the table is set, turn over the table. Smart tactics will be appreciated when they work out in your favour.
With debate on the most pertinent issue of Pakistan at the moment- transparency in governance, realism, fiery speeches and abundant entertainment sessions, PNA is set to be not only one of the most challenging but the single most enjoyable committee at ACMUN VIII. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me. Good luck, happy researching and may the best delegate win.