Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, while presiding over meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) of Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services( PIPS) has said that the scope of PIPS would be broaden with an aim to provide quality parliamentary services to the parliamentarians of the country, special training to the federal and provincial government officers about the legislative business in addition to extending such facilities to the foreign parliamentarians so that they can perform their lawmaking functions more efficiently.
During the meeting, the board gave approval for initiating specialized management courses on parliamentary services and legislative business for the federal government and provincial government officers. A special Committee in this regard was constituted earlier to devise a comprehensive policy for training and capacity building of the civil servant and finalise the other details of the course and training programme. The convener of the committee presented its report during the board meeting recommending the duration, number of participants, composition of the groups and other necessary particulars which were unanimously approved by the board.
The board meeting also accorded approval to the draft of the Annual Report of PIPS and strengthening of the human resource of the organization to meet the emerging needs.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz stressed the need for engaging Draftsmen to ensure the quality legislation which was supported by the members of the board. The speaker provincial assembly Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani proposed that the courses for the Members of the Provincial Assembly should be conducted more frequently to enhance their legislative capacity.
The meeting was attended by a number of board members including Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri, Federal Ministers Syed Shibli Faraz, Ali Muhammad Khan, Senator Javed Abbasi, MNAs, Mr. Amjad Ali Khan, Syed Naveed Qamar, speaker provincial assembly Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani, Secretary Senate Dr. Syed Pervaiz Abbas and Executive Director PIPS Muhammad Anwer.
The President BoG, Senator Sadiq Sanjrani, said that the legislators need research and accurate data to perform their legislative role effectively. He also apprised the members about the progress of activities and the future plans to efficiently serve the National Parliament and Provincial Legislatures.
The Chairman Senate / President PIPS BoG appreciated the contributions made by the members during the meeting and thanked them again for their participation.