Oct 24, 2018, 12:46 PM
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Pakistan’s Gwadar to host APA meetings

Islamabad, Oct 24, IRNA - The Senate of Pakistan is going to hosting first-ever Asian parliamentary representatives in Gwadar Balochistan, in connection with the committee meetings of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) from October 29 to 31.

Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani during a media briefing said Committee on Political Affairs of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) will deliberate on matters of mutual interests to the Asian region in terms of political affairs, economic trade and other regional issues, in addition to passing declarations and resolutions.

He said delegates from 26 Asian countries including Iran and the Secretary General Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will participate in the meetings.

The Senate chairman said that Gwadar was the future economic hub of the country and the purpose of holding of this international conference was to highlight its economic importance as well as giving a message to the world that Pakistan was a peaceful country with enormous investment opportunities.

The meetings will lead to discussion on resolutions which will consequently be brought before the Assembly.

The Senate will put before the Assembly the proposal of “development through democracy” suggesting this system of governance as the most important tool for peace, prosperity and development.

The APA traces its history back to the establishment of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) in September 1999 in Dhaka (Bangladesh), when a group of Asian parliamentarians decided to join forces towards promoting peace and human rights in Asia.

In 2006, the AAPP was converted into Asian Parliamentary Assembly in Tehran (Iran).


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