Political Consensus vital for revitalizing economy of the country: NA Speaker; Expresses desires to further strengthen relations between Pakistan and UK
Tuesday, 21st June, 2022
Islamabad: 21st June 2022: Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that political consensus on issues of vital national importance were imperative for leading the country on path of progress. He said that the present national government had initiated various measures to take the country out of the present economic challenges. He also said that that Pakistani nation is a resilient nation and had successfully steered itself out of challenges in past. He expressed these views during a meeting with UK Ambassador in Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner in Parliament House today.
Speaking about the exceptional relations between Executive and legislatures of Pakistan and United Kingdom, the Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said that Pakistan desires to further consolidate them through parliamentary and economic cooperation. He said that interaction between legislatures of both the countries would induce upward momentum in enhancing existing cooperation in diverse sectors of economy. He also said that legislating for ensuring civil liberties is priority of incumbent Parliament. He also said that both UK and Pakistan have deep history of mutual relations as Pakistani diaspora in UK is playing its role in national development of UK. He said that Pak-UK parliamentary Friendship Group is vibrant and playing its role in strengthening bilateral relations. He invited British Parliamentarians to be part of the diamond Jubilee celebration of Parliament scheduled in August this year.
High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner warmly expressed his attachment with people of Pakistan. He said that Britain also attaches immense importance to its historic relations with Pakistan that had witnessed progression with the passage of time. He applauded Pakistan’s remarkable progress made on FATF issue. He said that Uk High Commission in Islamabad would extend all out support in enhancing bilateral economic cooperation. He also extended support to build strong Parliamentary relations between both countries through the platform of Parliamentary friendship groups.