Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla in a meeting with United Nations Resident Coordinator Mr. Neil Buhne has called for strong and tangible cooperation between United Nations (UN) and Senate of Pakistan in terms of technology transfer, capacity building and administrative measures. UN Resident Coordinator made a courtesy call to Deputy Chairman Senate in his chamber here at the Parliament House on Tuesday.
The Deputy Chairman remarked that the relationship between Senate of Pakistan and UN should be made more meaningful and we should adapt best practices from other Parliaments to revamp the procedural aspects of the Secretariat. The UN under the United Nations Development Programme has worked on a number of projects of technical support to the Senate including the training and induction programme of Clerks of Parliament, revamping of Senate Library among others. The Deputy Chairman appreciated the UN for taking interest in the Parliamentary development programmes and their commitment to support further in projects including Senate Administrative Plan.
Deputy Chairman was given details on the work being done by UN and its different sub-organisations in tackling the drought situation in Balochistan and poverty alleviation, nutritional growth and better quality of water. Mr. Neil Buhne told about the work scope of NDMA and PDMA and how the UN is coordinating with them to bring people out of the humanitarian crises. Deputy Chairman Senator Saleem Mandviwala observed that there is a need to improve the understandiong of the prevalent issues at international level, not just with UN but with countries as well.