KP Assembly signs MOU with Civil Society Organization for the Capacity Building of Parliamentarians

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Deputy Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Assembly Mehmood Jan and Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director of Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) after signing the MOU. Photo: PR

PESHAWAR: Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK) sought expertise of civil society organization Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) for capacity building of parliamentarians in different aspects.

A memorandum of understanding with Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK) and SSDO was signed the other day for capacity building and research support to Members of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK) Assembly to strengthen legislative governance. SSDO will provide technical assistance to members of KPK Assembly on strengthening legislative governance, human Rights, National Action Plan to Counter Violent Extremism and Peace Building, Countering Human Trafficking and Bonded Labor, Youth Development, Child Protection, Rule of Law, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals at large. The MOU was signed by Deputy Speaker of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Assembly Mehmood Jan and Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director of Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO).

At first step SSDO will provide a research assistance and technical support to the members of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KPK) Assembly on legislative governance to improve the rules of procedures of KPK assembly and strengthen legislative governance in KPK. Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director of Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) said that there is a dire need to provide technical support to the members of Assembly to strengthen the legislative governance at provincial level. He said that the members has the right to oversee the performance of the public institutions and ensure implementation of laws at all levels in the province through legislative oversight. There is a need to review the rules of business of KPK assembly to strengthen the role of parliamentarians.