Monday, 03 September 2012 17:41:16
Pakistan set to host ECO parliamentarians moot starting tomorrow
ISLAMABAD, Sept 3 (APP): The National Assembly is all set to
host the two-day meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization
(ECO) parliamentarians starting from tomorrow (Tuesday).
The Parliamentarians from Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan,
Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,
Azerbaijan and Secretary General ECO will attend the meetings.
In this regard, the ECO parliamentarians from the member-
countries started arriving in the federal capital on Monday to
attend the meeting of ECO Parliamentarians, to be held from 4-5
The ECO Parliamentarians would deliberate upon and approve the
proposed draft charter (to be formed) by Parliamentary Association
of Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO). The Charter would be
formally adopted in the meeting of the Speakers/Presiding Officers
of the ECO Member Countries' Parliaments to be held in Islamabad,
later this year.
The establishment of PAECO is an initiative of Dr. Fehmida
Mirza, Speaker, National Assembly on the pattern of SAARC Speaker's
Forum and Parliamentary Union of Organization of Islamic Countries
This Parliamentary Forum has been envisaged to
institutionalize collaboration and interaction between Parliaments
of ECO Members Countries.