67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Parliament of Bangladesh

Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of Parliament
CPA Bangladesh Branch President
Mr. K. M. Abdus Salam
CPA Bangladesh Branch Secretary
Parliament of Bangladesh secretary.js@gmail.com

Joined the Commonwealth: 18 April 1972 

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1973 

Capital City/Seat of Parliament: Dhaka 

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral – Parliament (350 Members; 300 directly elected, 50 indirectly elected and reserved for women)   

Parliament/Legislature website: http://www.parliament.gov.bd/ 

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 39 Ministerial Oversight Committees. 

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Business Advisory; Rules of Procedure; Privileges; Library; House Committee.

Standing Orders:

Recent articles in The Parliamentarian: 


Special supplement to The Parliamentarian for the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in 2017:

Recent involvement in CPA Programmes: 

In 2017, Parliamentarians from across the Commonwealth gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh for the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, under the conference theme of ‘Continuing to enhance high standards of performance of Parliamentarians’. It was hosted by former CPA President and CPA Chairperson, Hon. Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh. The conference discussions focussed on the importance of development for Parliamentarians, and in turn, Parliament’s performance as a guarantor of democracy and an independent pillar in the separation of powers. 

In 2021, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from the CPA Asia Region, including the CPA Bangladesh Branch, joined the discussion on how Commonwealth Parliaments can effectively establish gender sensitive practices as the CWP network hosted its virtual roundtable on gender sensitive Parliament.

Key Facts

Date of Independence
26 Mar 1971
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1973
Voting Age
First Parliament
04 Jul 1973
Seat of Parliament