ISLAMABAD: Mian Raza Rabbani said on Thursday that the implementation of the NAP requires parliamentary oversight.
Mian Raza Rabbani in his address said this at the ‘inaugural ceremony of Second Internship batch of Senate Internship program at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies (PIPS).
He said that in the recent past the federal government has indicated these issues related to the province in the NAP have not been fully implemented similar complaints have been made about the federal ministries.
He said that Parliament is a forum where all stakeholders can be held accountable. This has been done in the past under the parliamentary committee on National Security and that was a very a successful experience. This will also give political and all party ownership, he added.
Chairman Senate said that, unfortunately in Pakistan parliament was never allowed to grow and democracy was never allowed to take roots.
The institution of parliament, he said, was treated as the secondary element in the affairs of the state. He urged the young interns to have a look at the true picture of its history and understand the real spirit and true perspective of historical constitutional developments.
Mian Raza Rabbani while shedding light on the internship program said that the initiative has been conceived after detailed celebrations with the sole objective to give the young generation a practical exposure of the working of the parliament its practical significance and the role it placed in the oversight of the executive thus promoting good governance.
Earlier in the welcome address Mr. Amjad Pervez Malik, Secretary Senate of Pakistan while highlighting the objectives of the internship program said that, internship opportunity will aim at addressing the misconception about political institutions among the general public especially youth of Pakistan.