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Addressing Needs Of Women And Youth To Lead Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Development In The Country: Says NA Speaker
Thursday, 1st August, 2019

Islamabad; August 1, 2019: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said that sustainable socio-economic development was not possible unless, needs of women and youth had been addressed. He said that connecting women, youth and SDGs with legislatures through parliamentary forums can result in democratic dividends contributing immensely to the bigger national picture. Speaker Asad Qaiser said this in his valedictory address at the Closing Plenary of the 5th CPA Asia Regional Conference held in Islamabad, this morning.
The Speaker stressed upon the Asia Region Commonwealth Members States to push their respective governments, through their legislative and oversight role, to utilize the parliamentary foresight of this forum and collaborate on these issues in light of this forum’s deliberations and recommendations. He said that the theme of the Conference, “Envisioning Parliamentary Paths towards a Diverse and Developed South Asia” had softened the ground for healthy and target oriented debate and invited collective attention to not only our shared problems but also to mutual opportunities faced by South Asia.
The Speaker said that the Parliamentarians during the course of this discourse had brought to the fore all crucial challenges facing the South Asia region and to help set the course of regional, national and provincial action. He said that the wisdom and foresightedness reflected in the keynotes and interventions of worthy speakers had identified crucial prospects of parliamentary cooperation. He stressed the need for sustaining this meaningful parliamentary dialogue through regular parliamentary interaction.
Expressing his gratitude, the Speaker Asad Qaiser said that he was extremely grateful for the vote of thanks by distinguished delegates and participants and their appreciation had indeed humbled him, his colleagues and his Secretariat. He said that this conference was in fact the joint achievement of all the participating Parliaments of the region. He said that he believed that CPA is doing an extremely important job and shall continue to work rigorously towards ensuring meaningful and effective cooperation while strengthening ties among the regional Parliaments.
Complementing the Representatives from Electronic and print media, he said that they remained keen partners in all events of this Conference and provided amicable coverage to the deliberations and decisions taken here. He complimented the National Assembly Secretariat for their efforts in making this Conference a success.
Concluding his address, he assured that National Assembly of Pakistan shall continue to make coordinated and cohesive efforts to address common regional challenges and strengthen ties between Parliaments to forge strategic partnerships.