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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza arrived in Ottawa on Saturday to represent Pakistan in the executive committee meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

The Canadian branch of the CPA is hosting the meeting first time since 2004 when it was convened during the fiftieth Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

The meeting which commenced on April 11, will conclude on April 15.

The executive committee is expected to discuss the control and management of the activities and business of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

The CPA seeks to develop, promote and support parliamentarians to identify benchmarks of good governance and to implement the enduring values of the Commonwealth.

The committee consists of approximately 35 members led by the chairperson of the CPA and comprising the officers of the association, and three regional representatives from each region of CPA except Africa which, as a large region, has six regional representatives.

Published in Dawn, April 14th, 2019