NA to launch Strate­gic Plan 2015-2018 to­day

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

The Na­tional Assem­bly for the first time in its history will launch Na­tional Assem­bly Strate­gic Plan ( NASP) 20152018 to­day (Mon­day). "These re­forms are aimed at mov­ing away from the tra­di­tional piece­meal ap­proach to a more holis­tic ap­proach, en­sur­ing that the en­tire House ben­e­fits from the re­form process," the spokesman for NA sec­re­tar­iat Me­hboob Ali Gur­mani said.

This strate­gic plan has been made un­der the su­per­vi­sion of Speaker Na­tional Assem­bly Sar­dar Ayaz Sadiq, who formed a Strate­gic Plan­ning Over­sight Com­mit­tee (SPOC), with rep­re­sen­ta­tion from all ma­jor po­lit­i­cal par­ties, to en­sure sus­tain­abil­ity and con­ti­nu­ity of pre­vi­ous use­ful mea­sures. The corner­stone of the strate­gic plan is to en­sure that Na­tional Assem­bly moves away from con­ven­tional work­ing en­vi­ron­ment, which is deemed to be out­dated, to a more mod­ern, pro­fes­sional and au­to­mated form of work­ing. In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) re­forms are one of the six goals that will be cross cut­ting through the five goals which drive the NASP. Five key goals set un­der the strate­gic plan are as fol­lows:

Strengthen all as­pects of leg­is­la­tion mak­ing it ef­fec­tive and ben­e­fi­cial to Pak­ista­nis

En­sure that over­sight is en­abled at all times and across all plat­forms par­tic­u­larly for par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tees as­sur­ing trans­parency, ac­count­abil­ity and ju­di­cious use of time and re­sources

Safe­guard the in­tegrity of the assem­bly by im­prov­ing its rep­re­sen­ta­tive role

Move from the tra­di­tional mode of work­ing to­wards an au­to­mated e-par­lia­ment by un­der­tak­ing struc­tured re­forms in In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Tech­nol­ogy (ICT)

Strengthen PIPS (Pak­istan In­sti­tute for Par­lia­men­tary Ser­vices) into a premier train­ing and re­search in­sti­tute for mem­bers and staff of the Na­tional Assem­bly and the four pro­vin­cial as­sem­blies

Strate­gic Plan­ning Over­sight Com­mit­tee (SPOC) de­lib­er­ated upon de­vel­op­ment of the NASP 2015-2018 with the as­sis­tance of the Pro­ject Man­age­ment Unit (PMU) and the EU-funded Im­prov­ing Par­lia­men­tary Per­for­mance in Pak­istan (IP3) pro­ject.

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