Members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Assembly along with some other dignitaries visited the Island this week. It is the second time a delegation from KPK has been sent on a foreign tour in order to enhance their exposure to foreign systems.
The purpose of the trip was to familiarize the legislators with the International parliamentary system and introduce them to international legislative processes being conducted for the well-being of the community.
Sobia Shahid, advocate on women rights expressed her thoughts over the study trip arranged by the KPK government and said the sessions on legislation were very informative, meeting with the speaker of the house also proved fruitful and overall it was an excellent working experience.
We have some problems with our legislative system so it will be good for us to learn. It was a good experience to bring in change. Hopefully, we will learn from you and you will learn from us by working together.
Another member of the delegation, Fazal Shakoor, stressed the importance of bringing change in the parliamentary system back home, for which diligent efforts are required.
There is always room for improvement in all systems, just as you may have adopted some rules from other places.
According to Shakoor, adopting new systems will instill a wave of change and make the system more transparent. The menace of corruption has disrupted the system for a long time thus it needs immediate revamping.
In the coming weeks, speaker KPK assembly will be visiting Tynwald as well, it is expected that he will meet the President, Chief Minister and speaker of Tynwald. The purpose of the trip is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between both the countries allowing more Parliamentarians to visit. All 124 members of KP Assembly will be given an opportunity to visit the Scottish Parliament.
Tynwald Court is the legislature of the Isle of Man. It is claimed to be the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world, consisting of two Houses: the directly elected House of Keys and the legislative council.