A delegation consisting of members of Senate, National Assembly and members of both secretariats was briefed about the European Parliament’s history, working and infrastructure on the first day of a five day study tour.

The delegation comprises Senator Salahuddin Tirmizi, Senator Hilal-ur- Rehman, MNA S. A. Qadri, MNA Muhammad Salmon Khan Baloch, MNA Shabbir Ali Bajarani, MNA Ramesha Lal, Deputy Secretary HRD Senate Haris Rehman, Director Reporting Senate Faheem Ahmed, Assistant Director Media Senate Shahana Afsar, Director IR National assembly Waseem Iqbal and IP3 coordinator for the visit Anam Akram.

The delegation on the start of the visit was given a trip around the European Parliament’s building in Brussels, capital of Belgium and also widely known as the capital of Europe by Mr. Tim Boden, Administrator, democracy and elections actions unit at the EU Parliament.

Later in the day, members of the delegation were given briefings by Ms. Monika Nogaj of external policies unit, Ms. Urska Dolinsek of the seminars unit , Mr. Wolfgang Hiller durector of impact assessment and Ms. Chiara Malasomma head of transparency unit.

The delegation was also given a tour of the beautifully kept European Parliament’s library by Karin Finer and was briefed about the on site and online library services.

The study tour began on Monday 11 July and will continue till Friday 15 July 2016 giving insights into the working of European and Belgian Parliament. Another parliamentary delegation is also visiting the British Parliament the same week.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.