ISLAMABAD: The Senate of Pakistan in its new initiative ‘Parliamentary Education Programme’ has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight federal universities to provide internship to their students.
Senate of Pakistan on Wednesday has signed MoU with eight federal universities including, National University of Science and Technology, Quaid e Azam University, Air University, International Islamic University, PIDE, National University of Modern Languages (NUML), National Defence University (NDU) and Ripha International University/
Ten students from each university will be selected for paid internship of Rs. 12,000 per month. The internship period will range from two to six month. The students will be given an opportunity to attend some live session of the Senate and interact with lawmakers. The MoU of was signed by the Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez and representatives of eight universities. The signing ceremony was held in Senate.
Commenting over the Parliamentary Education Programme, Senate Chairman said that across the world there is a custom of interaction between Senate and academia. “For making the parliament more effective, there should be a close coordination between the parliament and the civil society,” he said.
Commenting over the MoU, NUML Rector Major General (r) Ziaud Din Najam said, “It is a historic step by the Upper House of the Parliament to provide students an opportunity to work with the Pakistan’s most prestigious institution.”
Each Senator from all political parties was present on the event on behalf of the party.