Meeting of SCCAP, APA SCPA in Capital

Staff Reporter

A meeting of Special Committee on Creation of Asian Parliament (SCCAP) and APA Standing Committee on Political Affairs (SCPA) would be held from 13 to 17 March, in Capital. The event would formally be inaugurated by the Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Tuesday, March 14.
More than seventy delegates from 23 different countries including member parliaments and others would expected to participate in the this all important meeting being hosted by the Senate of Pakistan, said a statements issued by the Senate Secretariat.
Owing to success of Pakistan’s parliamentary diplomacy, more than 23 countries are participating in the Standing Committee meeting of APA which is more than participating countries in the General Assembly of APA in other countries.
Due to momentum generated by Senate of Pakistan even those countries are attending this event in Pakistan which were not attending any APA event since long. Such an overwhelming response from the Asian countries is a testimony to the active participation of the Senate of Pakistan in the affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly spearheaded by its Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani. Pakistan is the vice president of the APA and Chairperson Special Committee of Asian Parliament.
During the event a number of resolutions are expected to be adopted by the SCCAP and SCPA. Pakistan is likely to present the major resolutions including the one related to creation of the Asian Parliament. Asian Parliamentary Assembly dates back to September 1999 when a group of Asian Parliamentarians decided to join hands for promotion of peace and human rights in Dhaka, Bangladesh by establishing Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) which was later on converted into APA in 2004 after passage of Islamabad declaration.

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