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Event Title: Introductory meeting of the Senate Special Committee to provide Mechanism for Implementation of Recommendations of Committees held at Parliament House

Event Date: 2019-01-25

Introductory meeting of the Senate Special Committee to provide Mechanism for Implementation of Recommendations of Committees held at Parliament House

The meeting of the Senate Special Committee to provide Mechanism for Implementation on Recommendations of Committees was held on Tuesday.

Convened by Senator Dilawar Khan; the meeting was attended by Senator Khanzada Khan, Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Junejo, Senator Muhammad Ayub, Senator  Naseebullah Bazai, Senator Nighat Mirza, Senator Muhammad Shafiq Tareen and senior officers of the Senate of Pakistan.

Convenor Committee showing his commitment to ensure implementation of recommendations made at Committee meetings said that he will leave no stone unturned to make this committee a success and a source of pride for the Senate of Pakistan.  He asserted that this will only be possible through the support and participation of the members of the Committee and a panel of officers from the Senate of Pakistan.  This Committee, he said, has been formed to ensure implementation of valuable recommendations that would go a long way towards improving governance in Pakistan. 

Additional Secretary Committee, Mr. Hafeezullah Sheikh was of the view that this issue on numerous occasions has been raised by the Council of Chairmen.  He said that the idea of the Committee was to develop a mechanism to ensure that recommendations made in Committee meetings are implemented. 

Joint Secretary Legislation, Ms. Rabeea Anwar was of the view that the main reason for non-implementation of recommendations is lack of sensitization.  She said that rules for ensuring implementation are there but most members lack the knowledge to ensure implementation by the ministries. 

She said that a knowledge sharing workshop would be extremely helpful in spreading awareness.  She also suggested a comprehensive study of Rule 196 (3) and enlightened the committee of its lacunas. She added that inviting the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs would be extremely helpful as it would help bridge the gap between the Ministries and the Senate. 

The Committee recommended that TORs be formulated in 10 days and be presented to the Committee in the next meeting for approval.