COLOMBO  - Dr Nafisa Shah, Member National Assembly of Pakistan and Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development has been unanimously re-elected by the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as the Vice Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for a 2nd term.

The reelection of Dr Shah took place during the 58 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conferences at Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Association’s supreme authority is the General Assembly which is constituted by the delegates to the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conferences. The business and activities of the CPA are managed by an Executive Committee, which reports to the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee of CPA comprises of all region of the Commonwealth including Africa, Australia, Caribbean, the British Isles, India, Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association comprises parliaments of 54 countries together with the provincial parliaments with more than 170 legislative bodies as its members. Dr Shah was elected for a term of one year in 2011 and now will serve as vice chair for a second consecutive term.

Pakistan was represented at the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference from 11th to 15th September 2012 in Sri Lanka by a 22 member Pakistani Parliamentary Delegation with the representation of Senate, National Assembly and Provincial assemblies of Pakistan.