CPA Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop for the Asia and South East Asia Regions is held in Pakistan



The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop for the Asia and South East Asia Regions has opened in Islamabad, Pakistan, hosted by the Parliament of Pakistan.

The CPA programme, held from 4 to 7 May 2016, was opened by Mr Amjed Pervez, Secretary of the Senate in Pakistan and Ms Meenakshi Dhar, Director of Programmes at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, representing the Secretary-General of the CPA, at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS), Islamabad.

To read the opening address on behalf of the CPA Secretariat please click here.

To read the opening address on behalf of the Senate of Pakistan please click here.

The participants in the Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop will attend a series of sessions on Parliamentary practice and procedures. The resource persons for the Parliamentary Staff Development Workshop are: Mrs Rabeea Anwar, Parliament of Pakistan; Mr M. Anwar, Parliament of Pakistan; Mr Hammad Mari, Parliament of Pakistan; Ms Iffat Mustafa, Director of Research, Senate of Pakistan; Dr Pervez Abbas, Additional Secretary, Committees, Senate of Pakistan; Dr Godfrey Haantobolo, Deputy Clerk, Parliament of Zambia; Mr Peter McHugh, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia; Mr Simon Ross, Senior Deputy Greffier, Guernsey.

One of the CPA’s core functions is to develop the capacity of Parliamentary staff. Each year, the CPA convenes Parliamentary Staff Development Workshops on a regional basis with seminars covering all aspects of serving parliament including the administration of Parliament, the importance of providing sound and impartial advice to members, servicing committees and practice and procedure in the House. The CPA has provided such Seminars for the Africa, Pacific, Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic and Asia and South East Asia Regions.

To view images of the Parliamentary Staff Development Seminar in Pakistan together with the visit of the CPA Secretary-General to the CPA Pakistan Branch please click here.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association connects, develops, promotes and supports Parliamentarians and their staff to identify benchmarks of good governance and the implementation of the enduring values of the Commonwealth. 
 
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