5th CPA Asia Region Conference begins in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The fifth Asia Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference titled “Envisioning Parliamentary Paths towards a Diverse and Developed South Asia” will begin in Islamabad on Monday with an aim to bring Parliaments of various Countries together for regional prosperity.

The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser will Chair the Conference, which is being held after a gap of nine years.

The Conference will be attended by parliamentarians and eminent personalities like the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament and the current President of CPA Ms. Rebecca Kadaga, the Member of Parliament (UK) Lord Purvis of Tweed, the Member of Malaysian Parliament Dr. Noraini Binti Ahmad, the Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee and Deputy Speaker of the Cameroon Parliament Ms. Emilia Lifaka, the Secretary General CPA Akbar Khan, the Speaker Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Fida Muhammad Nashad, and the Speaker Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly Shah Ghulam Qadir.

In his message to the distinguished guests of the Conference, the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that it was his profound privilege to host honorable Parliamentarians and experts from the South Asian region, Federal and Provincial legislatures of Pakistan alongside observers from various parts of the Commonwealth to the 5th CPA Asia Regional Conference 2019 in Islamabad. 

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Asad Qaiser said that the theme of the Conference represents the earnest desire of the Parliament of Pakistan to collaborate with legislatures from the South Asian region to come together on a single platform for the common good of our people.

The Speaker further said that keen participation by Members of Parliaments is most heartening and a sign of their commitment towards strengthening democratic processes and supporting Pakistan’s efforts of bringing regional legislatures closer.