25 August 2011: President Asif Ali Zardari has felicitated Ms. Nafeesa Shah, PPP MNA, on her election as Vice Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Ms. Nafeesa Shah was recently elected unanimously by the executive Committee of the CPA for a term of one year. Nearly 170 parliaments and provincial and state assemblies of all Commonwealth countries are represented in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
In a message of felicitation, the President said that her unanimous election was an honor not only for her but also for the country. He said that Vice Chairpersonship of the executive committee of CPA was a very prestigious position and her unanimous election demonstrated confidence of the members countries both in Pakistan and her abilities. ‘I am confident that you will fulfill the duties of this high office with dedication and distinction and enhance the image of the country,’ he said in the message. The President said that our women parliamentarians have acquitted themselves honorably with their duties and her election was recognition of the potential of our women MPs.