SUBAI organized a visit of Sindh Secretariat officials to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly in February 2018. The main objective of the visit was to gain a better understanding about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s E-Parliament system and its functioning.
The visit provided a hands-on learning experience for the Sindh Secretariat to find out about the evolution and operationalization aspects of E-Parliament system in the KP Assembly. Sindh Provincial Assembly officials took a keen interest in finding out and understanding the business of the House in an E-environment context and committed to advocate for this e-Governance approach in their own Assembly.
The three-day visit provided the opportunity to exchange information and lessons learned about the following:
- Briefing about the usefulness of E-Parliament and its functioning
- Study tour of the Assembly IT department, server room and other branches of the KP Assembly
- Interactive discussions amongst the participants about the structure an E-governance system.
Director IT of KP Assembly spoke about the innovation and further extension of the system in sub-modules. The KP Assembly stated its commitment to strive to adopt the best practices of the E-Parliament systems in place at various Parliaments around the world.
KP Assembly Secretary Mr. Nasrullah Khattak, offered the services of his team to Sindh Assembly if they decide to move forward with the introduction of an E-Parliament system. He expressed his appreciations to SUBAI Pakistan for developing such a knowledge corridor and promoting and providing opportunities for enhanced Provincial coordination between the Assemblies.
Sindh Assembly Secretariat staff showed commitment towards establishing a similar E-Parliament system within their own Assembly and were keen to replicate the best practices and initiatives observed. On the final day of the visit, the Honourable Speaker of the KP Assembly, Asad Qaiser commended SUBAI efforts to strengthen the Provincial Assemblies and presented souvenirs to all the participants.