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Under Article 53(8) When the National Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall continue in his office till the person elected to fill the office by the next Assembly enters upon his office

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NA Speaker Terms Pak-China Friendship Center And An Icon Of Evergreen Relationship
Thursday, 20th April, 2017

Islamabad, April 20, 2017: The Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pak-China relations have no parallel in international relations. Based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests, Pak-China relations have always stood the test of time, he added. He was talking to a 7- member delegation led by Mr. LU Xinshe, Member of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China and Party Secretary of Jiangxi Province, who called on him in Islamabad. Ambassador of China in Pakistan Mr. Sun Weidong was also present in the meeting.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq highlighted that Sino-Pak relationship is based on the firm foundations of mutual respect, trust, peaceful co-existence and brotherly neighborhood. We have firmly stood by each other in every thick and thin and it is thus that this friendship has passed from one generation to the other, he added.

The Speaker outlined that Pak-China strategic partnership is highly essential for peace and development in the region and beyond. Referring to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as game-changer project for the regional development, he remarked that the realization of CPEC is manifestation of shared dream of unprecedented prosperity for our Region.He said that relations with China is bedrock of Pakistan’s foreign policy and further added that Pakistan and China are committed to an all-encompassing and enduring partnership to support each other at international and regional forums. 

Mr. LU Xinshe, Member of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China termed Pakistan and China as “All Weather Strategic Partners” and asserted that Pakistan has an unrivaled importance in China’s strategic calculations. He added that the leadership of both countries have demonstrated an unflinching resolve to further strengthen bilateral relations.

He endorsed Speaker’s proposal for cementing inter-parliamentary relations and expressed confidence in the progress of people-to-people contacts between both countries. He further highlighted that China and Pakistan share the vision for regional peace and development manifested in unanimous support for CPEC.