Orientation session for the Members of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh October 31 – November 01, 2018

  • Publication Date: Thu, January 31, 2019

    In continuation of the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services’ (PIPS) initiative of conducting capacity building events for the newly elected Honourable Members of the National and Provincial Assemblies, the Institute organized an orientation session for the Members of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, in collaboration with UNDP and SUBAI Pakistan from October 31-November 01st, 2018, at Avari Towers, Karachi. The aim was to share knowledge and appraise the newly-elected Members with regards to working of the Assembly and Parliamentary tools being used for effective oversight. The Executive Director PIPS, Mr. Zafarullah Khan welcomed the Honourable Members and officers to the orientation session followed by welcome remarks by Additional Secretary, Provincial Assembly of Sindh Mr. M.H.M Hassan Shah. DG, PDP & IT PIPS, Ms. Samer Awais presented the Program overview and conducted a brief round of introductions which was preceded by Inaugural Speech by the Chief Guest, Acting Governor, Sindh Honourable Agha Siraj Durrani.

    The first session of the day was facilitated by Honourable Senator (Retd) Mr. Farhatullah Babar who spoke about the Constitution and Federalism. In the afternoon session, Honourable Senator and Former Chairman Senate, Mr. Raza Rabbani who shed light on “Rule of Law: A fundamental principle of Constitution.” The session was followed by an interactive Q&A session in which the queries of the members were entertained by the Honourable speakers.

    On Day Two, DG Parliamentary Affairs & Research, Provincial Assembly of Punjab, Mr. Inayatullah Lak, provided an overview of Oversight Tools as well as shed light on functions and powers of Committees. The event concluded with the closing speech by Honourable the Deputy Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, Ms. Rehana Leghari. In the end, Mr. Zafarullah Khan thanked UNDP, SUBAI and course participants for making this event a success.