LAHORE (HANDOUT) - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has announced providing  the internship of short period in parliamentary studies to the female students of all colleges and universities in Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Affairs Islamabad.

Addressing a ceremony regarding distribution of laptops among 400 female students of Queen Mary College on Saturday, the Speaker said that the services of 40 researchers from European Union had been acquired for the courses about rules of business of parliamentary affairs and parliamentary traditions which have the experience as young parliamentary associates in European Parliament and House of Commons, UK.

“These laptops are being distributed only on merit basis, in the third phase of distribution of 0.1 million laptops, among the nation builders this year,” Sardar Ayaz said.

He added that the distribution of laptops among Queen Mary college students, in his constituency, was an acknowledgement of their abilities by the government.

He said that the female students could get access to the modern knowledge by one click through their laptops.

Ayaz said that today’s youth would become future leaders of the country.

He said that the number of woman members in National Assembly was 69 out of 342, adding that it was a fact that they were playing prominent role in legislation. He also offered that the female students could get internship in the courses of parliamentary studies for five days, one month and one and a half months. Ayaz Sadiq said that he had asked provincial education departments to introduce regular courses of parliamentary studies in all government and private universities through Higher Education.

Punjab Higher Education Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal told on the occasion that the total budget of education sector this year was Rs274 billion and an amount of Rs4.54b had been allocated for the distribution of free laptops among deserving students.

“On the special instruction of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, detailed negotiations were held with prominent computer manufacturing company DELL and Punjab government has made an additional saving of Rs78.9m,” he continued.

PU seminar

The Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) on Saturday organised a seminar on “Social Policy Model and Social Quality with Reference to China”.

Experts from different universities of China including Dr Fang Wei, Yi Pan, Lin Ka, Pamella A Abbot, Zhan, Huaijuan, Director CSAS Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars of the centre and Department of Political Science were present on the occasion.

In their lectures, Lin Ka and Pamella A Abbot shared views about the enhancement of social quality in China and emphasized on education, economic security and social cohesiveness to improve the social quality.