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Participants of parliamentary functionaries’ course visit Senate as part of developing linkages with federating units

Islamabad, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):As many as 27 participants of 3rd National Management Development Course for Parliamentary Functionaries visited the Parliament House on Monday, and were briefed about the role, functions and powers of the Upper House of the Parliament. This was part of the vision of the Upper House to develop strong linkages between the Senate and its electoral colleges i.e. the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies where participants of the development course (being held at PIPS) from Senate, National Assembly, four provincial assemblies, and legislative bodies of AJ and K and Gilgit Baltistan visited Senate.

The participants were given a detailed briefing about the House of Federation explaining the significance of equal representation of all federating units. The briefing also included details of the function of different departments of Senate Secretariat and the recent initiatives undertaken under the Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani including public petitions, committee of the whole, and Senate’s membership into PAC, internship programmes and parliamentary education programme.

The briefing was followed by an interactive question answer session. The visitors raised questions about the part a Senator plays in his constituency, linkages between different legislative bodies and significance of having a bi-cameral legislature. The group was then given a guided tour of the recently launched Gali-e-Dastoor after a short video documentary about the gali at the Parliament House which is an initiative of the Senate of Pakistan. The participants earlier witnessed proceedings of the House and their presence was acknowledged by the chair.

It may be noted that these visits to the Upper House are a part of Senate’s outreach and education programme. It may be noted that these visits to the Upper House and particularly the Gali-e-Dastoor are a part of Senate’s outreach and education programme to enhance awareness about the Parliament and the work it undertakes, constitution and the struggle down the history lane.

For more information, contact:
Senate of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4564 534
Fax: +9251 920 5703
H.No.7, Cat-II, G-8/2,
Islamabad.
Web: www.senate.gov.pk
E-mail: senate@comsats.net.pk

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