NA Speaker constitutes an Executive committee to outline attainable goals for PIPS
Monday, 21st November, 2022
Islamabad: 21st November 2022: Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has stressed to enhance the performance capacity of PIPS and its role to support legislators and their supporting staff. He said, "PIPS as an organization has evolved over the years as a supportive organization for Federal and Provincial Parliaments yet there is a need to improve its work" He stressed the need to keep on updating the PIPS in modern ways so that it can achieve its organizational goals. He expressed these views while presiding over the meeting of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) in Islamabad today.
The Speaker expressed his hope that PIPS would follow the directions of members of the Board of Governors as they are experienced and seasoned parliamentarians. He sought the suggestions of all members of the Board of Governors to enhance the organizational capacity of PIPS. As per suggestions of members of the Board of Governors, the President Board of Governors PIPS Speaker constituted an executive committee to outline the attainable goals of PIPS. He also recommended to form an advisory committee to enhance the performance of PIPS. The Speaker also stressed the need to gear up the plan for the establishment of the PTV Parliament.
The matters pertaining to the establishment of PTV Parliament, and Parliamentary study programmes conducted by PIPS were discussed. Members of the Board of Governors stressed on the need to enhance collaboration with public universities to make the young generation aware of Parliamentary procedures and their importance.
While responding to the briefing regarding Developing E-Portal for Members Parliamentary, the members said that a mobile-friendly website is developed so that members can be informed timely.
The Young Parliamentary subject expert programme, the legislative council of experts constituted by PIPS, the Rationale for creating new posts, and the establishment of Parliamentarians Resource Centre(PRCs) at the provincial parliament were other matters which were deliberated in a committee meeting. The members expressed their displeasure over the allocation of the non- Research staff at Parliament centers.
The members of Board of Governors also stressed the need to review the performance targets of PIPS. They also sought details of MOUs signed by PIPS.
Deputy Chairman Senate Mirza Muhammad Afridi appreciated the performance of PIPS and stressed the need to support PIPS staff so that PIPS can perform better.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, expressed dismay over the lack of research-based input for capacity building of parliaments. She also stressed to make PIPS an effective tool to assist Federal and Provincial legislatures.
The Board of Governors meeting was attended by Mr. Muhammad Sibtain khan Speaker Assembly Punjab. Mr. Kauda Babar Senator/Member, Mr.Dilawar Khan Senator/Member, Dr. Zarqa Suharwardy Taimur Senator/Member, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Cheema MNA/Member, Ms.Wajha Qamar MNA/Member, Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb MNA/Member, Mr. Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah MNA/Member, Mr. Makhdoom Syed Sami Ul Hassan Gillani MNA/Member, Mr. Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan Secretary Senate of Pakistan, Mr. Tahir Hussain Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan.