Pakistani Parliamentarians hosted by Bavarian Senior Ministerial official and Pakistan’s Honorary Consul to Bavaria after three days of intensive introduction to the region
The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and the Honorary Consul of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for Bavaria & Baden-Wuerttemberg hosted a dinner for a delegation of representatives from five of the Provincial and Legislative Houses of Pakistan from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan at the Kashmir Inn Restaurant in Munich.
The delegation, headed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Deputy Speaker Hon. Mahmood Jan,was visiting Munich as part of a study tour organized by the EU-funded SUBAI parliamentary assistance project. The delegation met the Bavarian Landtag for a direct exchange with Parliamentarians and to learn more about the functioning of the Regional Parliaments in Germany particularly in regard to their legislative functions and their committee processes. A further focus was on the efforts of the Landtag to ensure gender equality in its administration. The delegation also was keen to learn from Bavaria’s leading role in implementing its sustainable energy policy, particularly the use of renewable energy resources, witnessed first hand during its visit to the Energiedorf (Energy Village) Wilpoldsried.
SUBAI is funded by The European Union and its delegation in Pakistan. SUBAI works to better equip elected representatives, committees and parliamentary bodies as well as the Assembly Secretariats, and improve the transparency and accessibility of the Provincial houses. The project is implemented by Palladium International, together with its consortium partners TDEA-FAFEN, the Aurat Foundation and The British Council.
Text by Mr. Christopher Shields