Another honor in Pakistan’s parliamentary history, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjarani announced to contest in International Parliamentary Union President elections.
According to the details, Sadiq Sanjarani has been nominated by the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser.
The election for the IPU presidency will take place in December this year in Geneva, Switzerland.
Sadiq Sanjarani will contest for the first time in the history of the country.
According to the parliamentarians, Sadiq Sanjarani’s IPU presidential election will further enhance the prestige of the Majlis-E-Shoora.
The IPU is the global organization of national parliaments.
What began in 1889 as a small group of parliamentarians, dedicated to promoting peace through parliamentary diplomacy and dialogue, has since grown into a truly global organization of national parliaments.
Today, membership inches ever closer to being universal, with 179 Member Parliaments ,13 Associate Members, and increasing numbers of parliamentarians from all over the world involved in our work.
IPU slogan is “For democracy. For everyone.”
Moreover Its vision is “We want a world where every voice counts, where democracy and parliaments are at the service of the people for peace and development.”
According to the mission of IPU,
It is the global organization of national parliaments that promote democratic governance, institutions and values, working with parliaments and parliamentarians to articulate and respond to the needs and aspirations of the people. It works for peace, democracy, human rights, gender equality, youth empowerment and sustainable development through political dialogue, cooperation and parliamentary action.”
Furthermore IPU is primarily by Members out of public funds. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.