Meeting between Secretary Senate, CPA-UK Chief Executive

Islamabad, January 22, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of United Kingdom and Senate Secretariat have agreed to further boost mutual cooperation and linkages by exploring new vistas of collaboration for improving parliamentary performance, strengthen democratic traditions and advance parliamentary democracy. This was agreed in a meeting between Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik and Mr. Jon Davies, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Branch (CPA UK) at the Parliament House on Monday.

Secretary Senate Amjad Pervez Malik said that democracy is facing multiple challenges and requires the Parliaments to be more responsive and vibrant. It is only through constructive engagement with the stakeholders that challenges could be addressed more efficiently. The Senate, he said, has introduced landmark reforms to enhance its outreach to people especially youth.Amjad Pervez Malik also proposed that the CPA should constitute a forum of Secretary Generals of the Commonwealth on the pattern of Association of Secretary General of the Inter-parliamentary Union which is playing a vibrant role.

Both sides identified some key areas of mutual cooperation. The Chief Executive CPA UK appreciated the proposal of long term engagement as it would add to the vibrancy of the institutions and further institutionalize linkage between Senate and the CPA.He hoped that his visit would prove fruitful and pave the way for more cooperation.

The delegates also visited the Monument of Unsung Heroes and Gali e Dastoor at the Parliament, where they briefed about the democratic and parliamentary struggle of the people of Pakistan and the political leadership. They applauded the initiatives and took keen interest in visit to the two facilities in the Parliament.

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