Workshop on Parliamentary Business for 2nd Batch of Members from Gilgit Baltistan.

January 26, 2016 ,

With the aim to equip the Honorable new Members of the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan with the functioning of the Assembly concerning its Legislative and Non Legislative Business, and Functioning of Committees, Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services, in collaboration with AKRSP’s EELY project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), commenced an orientation workshop for the second batch comprising of 17 MLAs and 3 Secretariat Officials from the Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan. Honorable Speaker Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan, Fida Muhammad Nashad, graced the inaugural session of the workshop as chief guest. The event began with the recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by opening remarks by the Executive Director PIPS, Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka. The proceedings of day one were led by Mr. Sohail Ahmad Ansari, Legal Consultant. During the session the participants went through the whole legislative process, from the initiation of a Bill to the passing of an Act. As the workshop proceeds, the participants will be given presentations on the pertinent topics including: role of member of Parliament, non-legislative business-oversight tools, minutes and report writing, introduction to budgetary process, CPEC-issues and way forward, and committee business-Legislative Assembly of Gilgit Baltistan. Seasoned professionals and eminent personalities including, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak MNA, Mr. Iftikhar Ullah Babar, Mr. Masood Khan as well as PIPS faculty is likely to deliberate on the subjects. Participants will be given certificates during the closing ceremony to be held on January 29, 2016.

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