The world has never in modern history seen a global situation of the magnitude that we see today; situation is tough but with the blessing of Allah, we will be able to prove that we are tougher than it. Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan expressed these views at the ceremonial handing over of laptops by the Country Director of Oxfam-Pakistan for the youth of Chaghi, Balochistan.
Prior to this a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Dr. Akhar Nazeer, Secretary Senate of Pakistan and Mr. Muhammad Qazilbash, Country Director, Oxfam-Pakistan to support the youth of less developed areas of the country under the Senate’s flagship ‘Youth Engagement Programme’. This initiative has been taken by the Chairman Senate of Pakistan to provide equal opportunities to the young generation of the country in cooperation with the social partners to ensure that nation builders of tomorrow should be adequately facilitated to meet the challenges of today.
Under the MOU, Oxfam and Senate Secretariat will also collaborate for use of information and communication technologies (ICT), from both the policy and technical perspectives, to improve representation, law-making and oversight, and increase parliament’s openness, accessibility, accountability and effectiveness. This collaboration will also result in establishing and operationalizing a comprehensive ‘Parliamentary Outreach Programme’ for effective outreach strategy of the Senate of Pakistan with all stake holders.