Senate To Train Research, Library Staff Of Federal, Provincial Assemblies

ISLAMABAD: Senate Secretariat, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, had evolved a mechanism to offer a week long placement to the research and library staff of the Federal and provincial legislative Secretariats to provide them an opportunity to interact, observe working and share experiences for improving service delivery and enhancing research capacities. In this regard, a brief introductory session was held in the Parliament House Tuesday, presided over by Leader of the House in the Senate Senator Shibli Faraz. The leader of the House, while welcoming the research and library staff of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provincial assemblies said Senate acknowledged the importance of establishing linkages between the Senate and all federating units, including the provincial assemblies. He said Senate Secretariat was having a well-established library and a more efficient research wing and their expertise could be utilized for training and capacity building of the relevant wings of the provincial assembly secretariats. Senate Secretary Amjed Pervez Malik said this was a new model developed by the Senate and added the Senate Secretariat had arranged a short term course for officials, three each from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies at the Senate's Research and Library facility for a week-long placement and hands-on training during the current sitting of the Senate. He informed that the exercise was being carried to provide better opportunities and benefit from each other's experiences in the field of research and library services. He further informed the participants that need based approach was being adopted to identify areas for collaboration.