ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday launched the first ever Summer Internship Program for Young Citizens in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
In his address at the Launch Ceremony, the Speaker said that the Summer Internship Program for Young Citizens would provide an opportunity to young generation in form of a first-hand experience of legislative procedure.
National Assembly Additional Secretary Syed Shamoon Hashmi while giving an overview of the internship program remarked, ” As per the vision of Hon. Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf the program aims to develop a direct and close relationship between Parliament and people.
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The Speaker NA further stated that democracy entails that elected Parliamentary Representatives of people should make joint efforts to achieve prosperity. He also said that democracy is the only effective way of governance.
In addition, he stated that Pakistan is destined to progress and its young generation would lead Pakistan onto the path of progress.
While emphasizing the need to bridge the gap between young generation and Parliament, he said, “Parliament is a place where political leaders work day and night to change the fate of nation.”
Raja Pervez Ashraf further said that Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto struggled and sacrificed her life for democracy. Moreover, he said that she fought bravely against forces of tyranny and continued her struggle against dictatorship till her last breath.
The Speaker remarked that it was Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who gave right of vote to our young generation.
The Speaker National Assembly also condemned the recent vandalism and desecration of monuments dedicated to nation’s martyrs, he also emphasized on the fact that it is impossible for a nation to progress if it doesn’t respect its martyrs. He stated that the onus is upon our young generation to preserve sanctity of Parliament.