Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) held an Orientation Programme for the Interns of National Assembly of Pakistan on 20th July 2017

  • Publication Date: Thu, July 20, 2017

    The interns, hailing from various universities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, will spend six months in National Assembly by being assigned to various committees. The orientation session was graced by the young parliamentarian, Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja, who addressed the burning questions of the youth regarding the democratic set up of Pakistan. She advised the young interns to adopt the virtue of non-partisanship and work to their maximum potential to improve the working of this sacred institute. Regarding the nascent stage through which the Pakistani democracy is passing, she stated that it will take some time for the democracy to fully evolve. She inculcated optimism in the youngsters by telling them that over the last democratic transition a lot of improvement had been witnessed in the areas of security, foreign policy and power generation. She further reiterated that it is pivotal that a parliamentary course be introduced in all universities to better acquaint the youth of Pakistan with the working of the parliament. These youth are the future of our democracy and must be well equipped for the upcoming challenges of our nation. She also requested the youngsters to develop patience in their attitude as the evolution of democratic culture is a slow process and it requires decades for it to fully mature. She encouraged the interns for asking the questions regarding the democratic system so that prospective improvements can be made. She lauded the accessibility of Pakistan’s Parliament to the youth and encouraged them to learn the working of this institute and become a functional part of it in future.