ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Senate arranged six-month internship programme for students, aimed at to give them an insight into the working of the Parliament.
In this regard, the first group of internees consisting of 66 students completed the short internship programme arranged by Senate and a certificates distribution ceremony was held in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani distributed certificates among the internees in the ceremony which was also attended by Senators and senior officers of the Upper House.
In his address on the occasion, Mian Raza Rabbani said that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Senate had initiated such internship programme which would help create a link between the Parliament and educational institutions.
Raza Rabbani said that agreements had been signed in this regard with eight Universities of the country according to which Senate would arrange six-month internship programme for the students.
“Your input will be highly useful and of great value for us,” the Chairman Senate told the students, urging them to be ambassadors of democracy.
The Chairman Senate expressed hope that the experiences will prove highly beneficial for future of the interns. He wished them success in their careers.
While speaking to the audience, the Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik highlighted objectives of the programme. He said that aim of this programme was to learn from the new ideas of the young generation and in turn give them an insight into the working of the Parliament.
The Secretary Senate said that interns played a key role in increasing efficiency of the secretariat by bringing into use new technology.
The interns termed it a good experience and appreciated the cooperation extended to them by the Senate secretariat during their training.