ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Nov, 2016 ) : As many as 65 participants and faculty members of 46th Pakistan Navy Staff Course visited the Parliament House on Monday. The visiting delegation was given a comprehensive briefing about the role, functions and organization of the Senate of Pakistan and a guided tour of the Senate hall, said a press release. Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and the head of the delegation Rear Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi met in the Chairman's chamber and discussed the importance of developing institutional linkages among state institutions through regular visits and interactions.
The group was briefed by Additional Secretary Senate. The briefing gave a detailed account of what regulations governed the British held sub-continent and what laws were inherited after independence. It also gave chronological information about the successive government and their systems, constitutional development and the hiccups it faced down the history lane. The delegation was also briefed about the current constitutional scheme of Pakistan under the 1973 Constitution and the respective roles of both Houses of the Parliament.
The role of Senate in balancing the provincial inequality, oversight of the government and policy guidelines was emphasized upon. The briefing was followed by an interactive question-answer session in which the participants raised questions on the prospects of improved parliamentary performance as a result of continuous democratic process and an enhanced role of parliamentary committees. It is pertinent to mention here that these visits are a part of Senate outreach programme to increase awareness about the Parliamentary role and functions among all segments of society.