67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

Parliament of Pakistan

Senator Hon. Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Chairman of the Senate
Joint CPA Pakistan Branch President
Parliament of Pakistan (Senate of Pakistan) iprbranchsenate@gmail.com
Hon. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of the National Assembly
Joint CPA Pakistan Branch President
Parliament of Pakistan (National Assembly of Pakistan) secretary@na.gov.pk
Mr Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan, Secretary, Senate of Pakistan
CPA Pakistan Branch Secretary
Parliament of Pakistan (Senate of Pakistan) iprbranchsenate@gmail.com

Joined the Commonwealth: 14 August 1947 

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1948 

Capital City/Seat of Parliament: Islamabad  

Unicameral/Bicameral:  Bicameral 

Parliament/Legislature websites:

National Assembly website - https://na.gov.pk/en/index.php 

Senate website - https://senate.gov.pk/en/index.php 

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 34 Standing Committees.

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

Recent articles in The Parliamentarian: 

Recent involvement in CPA Programmes: 

Between 2018-2020 the Parliament of Pakistan took part in the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (#CP4D) programme aimed at strengthening democratic institutions and promoting good governance across Commonwealth countries.  

The Pakistan Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the National Assembly of Pakistan hosted the 5th CPA Asia Regional Conference on the theme of ‘Envisioning Parliamentary Paths towards a Diverse and Developed South Asia’. The CPA Asia Regional Conference saw delegates from the CPA Pakistan Branch and from the Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan as well as from Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Uganda, Malaysia and the United Kingdom participate in the Regional Conference from 29 July to 2 August 2019 in Islamabad. 

A seminar for Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) was held for women Members at the 5th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Asia Regional Conference.

In 2020, presenters from the CPA Pakistan Branch, including the Hon. Shandana Gulzar Khan MNA, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) network, participated at a number of CPA Virtual Post Election Seminars.

In 2021, Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians from the CPA Asia Region, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Pakistan; Punjab; Sindh Branches all joined the discussion on how Commonwealth Parliaments can effectively establish gender sensitive practices as the CWP network hosted its virtual roundtable on gender sensitive Parliaments.


Key Facts

Date of Independence
14 Aug 1947
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1948
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament