ISLAMABAD, June 21 (TNS): Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Chairperson Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday underscored the need to further enhance parliamentary cooperation between Pakistan and Sri Lanka by accelerating exchange of parliamentary delegations.
She expressed these views during a meeting with 4-member Sri Lankan parliamentary delegation led by former President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa.
She said, “Pakistan highly values its bilateral relations with Sri Lanka and desires to further expand the friendly ties in different spheres.”
She said that both Sri Lanka and Pakistan are faced with common challenges and share similarity of views on regional and global issues.
Senator Nuzhat Sadiq , who was accompanied by Senators Karim Ahmed Khawaja, Momin Khan Afridi, Shibli Faraz and Daud Khan Achakzai, observed that both the nation have stood by the side of each other in testing times.
Leader of the delegation Rajapaksa appreciated Pakistan’s cooperation. He said that Sri Lanka wants to learn from parliamentary experience of Pakistan as Sri Lanka is also considering various constitutional reforms.
Additional Secretary Senate, Dr. Pervez Abbas briefed the delegation about working of the senate, its constitutional role, powers and functions with special reference to the new initiatives taken to restore majesty of the parliament.
The delegation termed the briefing informative and expressed the desire to benefit from the knowledge and experience of Pakistan.