ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Friday said Parliament will continue to play its role in capacity building of its members and the staff.
He was speaking at a ceremony of signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Parliament’s Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here.
Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and Executive Director of SDPI Abid Sulehri signed the MoU.
The Speaker said various steps have been taken for training and capacity building of members of Parliament so that they can take part in the affairs of the Parliament more effectively.
Cooperation will continue with other institutions to conduct research and take benefit from the new knowledge, he noted.
He said gaining of knowledge was a constant pursuit and the effort to acquire education should continue throughout the life.
According to the MoU, SDPI will conduct workshops, carry out different initiatives and provide research to help parliamentarians in enhancing their capacity for effective oversight of the government, evidence based legislation. The Institute will also give technical assistance to the Parliamentarians and Standing Committees.
Convenor of the Parliamentary Task Force on SDGs Marriyum Aurangzeb and other members of the Parliament were present on the occasion.