Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

SAARC Speaker moot: NA Speaker leaves for Maldives

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq left for Maldives Thursday to attend the 7th Conference of the Association of SAARC Speaker and Parliamentarians beginning from Saturday.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq is accompanied by a six-member parliamentary delegation comprising of MNAs Mrs. Tahira Aurangzeb, Makhdoom Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Mrs. Sajida Begum, Mr. Abdul Rashid Godil, Mr. Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh and Dr. Muhammad Afzal Dhandla.

During conference, the Speakers and Parliamentarians will focus to achieve SAARC MDGs by strengthening democracy in the South Asia region through institutional development. Women parliamentarians from SAARC region attending the conference will also hold a meeting to discuss opportunities and challenges for women’s political participation and representation in South Asia.

During his stay in Maldives, the Speaker National Assembly will meet Maldivian’s political leadership apart from other Speakers and Parliamentarians of the SAARC countries.