Islamabad: The three day conference of Asian Parliamentary Assembly started in Islamabad. About two hundred delegates‚ including speakers‚ deputy speakers and parliamentarians of the member countries were attending the meeting. The session is being hosted by Senate of Pakistan. Theme of the session is Asian Century: Cooperation in Economy‚ Energy and Environment.
In the meeting‚ the agenda of Executive Council will be adopted and election of Vice-chairman and Rapporteur will be held. Islamabad Declaration will be issued at the end of the conference with the objective to promote the theme of the Asian Century. A Saudi delegation has also arrived in Islamabad to participate in the session of Asian Parliamentary Assembly.
The delegation led by Chairman Majlis-e-Shoora Dr. Abdullah Sheikh was received by Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq and Chief Organizer of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly Mushahid Hussain Syed.