The participants of 42nd Special Training Program of Civil Services Academy, Lahore visited the Senate Secretariat at Parliament House on Monday. This was a curriculum visit to provide future officers with an opportunity to interact with Senators and gain firsthand knowledge of the Institution.
The group toured the Senate Hall and was briefed about the electoral and legislative process at the Senate of Pakistan. It also visited the Senate Museum after which it attended a briefing session with Senator Sassui Palijo, Chairperson Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
Senator Sassui Palijo, urged young officers not succumb to political or any other pressure and consider the Constitution of Pakistan as their sole guideline. Responding to a question regarding the status of women in Sindh, she said that the first woman PM of the Muslim World was from Sindh and that numerous women are in key bureaucratic positions in the province. She added that women’s quota is the largest in Sindh. Senator Sassui Palijo was of the view that women must be supported in their homes to move ahead. She added that hurdles will come, but women must ignore those and focus on their goals.
A shield to commemorate the visit was presented to Senator Sassui Palijo by the delegation.