Chairman Senate, Farooq H. Naek has called upon the senior bureaucracy of the country to shun red tapism and colonial mindset and instead try to redouble efforts for achieving good governance through promoting efficiency and transparency in accordance with the requirements of the 21st century. According to Spokesman of Senate, Naik was addressing the participants of the 92nd National Management Course, who called on him at the Parliament House. Leader of the House in the Senate, Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Mr. Wasim Sajjad, Secretary Senate, Raja Muhammad Amin and Special Secretary Senate, Mr. Iftikhar ullah Babar were also present on the occasion. The Chairman said that we are striving to enact good laws in the Parliament with a view to ensuring good governance in the country. The bureaucracy, he said is an important institution, which has to keep pace with the march of times and it must make efforts for a neat, clean and efficient administration that is also the most cherished desire and dream of every democratic government in the country. He further observed that the Parliament is not a debating club; it is rather the shrine of democracy and a central institution. He particularly referred to the fact that the committees of the Parliament are the effective vehicles of ensuring "parliamentary oversight of the executive" and redressal of public grievances. 'we believe in serving the masses, who have chosen us to represent them in the Parliament' , he added. Earlier, while dilating upon the role and functions of the Senate he observed that the main purpose behind creation of the Upper House of the Parliament is to accord equal representation to all the federating units and the Senate has over the years emerged as a stabilizing factor in the federation.