ISLAMABAD: A six-member delegation of the Senate of Pakistan, headed by Senator Dr. Shahzad Waseem, leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan, held a meeting with Deputy Secretary General of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Mr. Jarvis Matiya in London.
The other members of delegation included Senator Kauda Babar, Senator Fawzia Arshad, Senator Zarqa Suharwardy, Senator Samina Mumtaz Zehri and Senator Danesh Kumar. The two sides discussed prospects of enhancing cooperation and capacity building.
Senator Shahzad Waseem informed Mr. Jarvis that Pakistan was interested in development of strong linkages with CPA; and learning from the best practices of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Dr. Shahzad further emphasized that they would very much appreciate CPA’s technical assistance in development and implementation of Strategic Plan for Senate of Pakistan. The delegation conveyed about Pakistan’s efforts and Prime Minister’s drive on Climate Change. They also urged CPA to work with Pakistan on issues related to gender equality, woman empowerment and mental health issues.
CPA Deputy Secretary General Jarvis Matiya was delighted to learn about parliamentary developments in Pakistan. The CPA lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 10 billion Tree Tsunami Project and termed it a commendable success story. The CPA dignitaries were extended invitation to visit Pakistan which they gladly accepted. Mr. Jarvis offered Pakistani delegation, CPA online Academy courses for Parliamentarians and sharing of CPA strategic plan for 2022.