AUSTERITY, ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY POLICIES NEED OF THE HOUR, SAYS CHAIRMAN SENATE

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Islamabad,   (Parliament Times) : Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq, while presiding over a high level meeting at the Senate, has directed to take austerity focussed and environment friendly measures with a view to contribute towards growth and prosperity of the people.

 

The Chairman Senate was given a detailed briefing by the Secretary Senate Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan on the proposed initiatives aimed at contributing towards the national exchequer and environment.

 

The proposal about searching out an alternative to printed periodic reports and other publications was discussed in detail during the meeting.

 

The Chairman Senate observed that there is need to rely on technology in this regard and sharing the periodic reports, documents and other publications in soft form would help the Senators to a great extent in reading and reviewing the issues and this needs to be adopted as a regular feature.

 

He said that the initiative will not only help reduce the expenditures but also contribute towards the environment as globally such practices are encouraged for environmental safety. He also pointed out that globally parliaments are heavily reliant on technologies and we also need to take benefit from the existing resources to lower the expenditures and introduce environmental friendly initiatives for public good.