Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Global community should monitor post-2014 regional situation: Bokhari

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari has termed the post-2014 regional situation, extremely important for Afghanistan requiring close global monitoring to ensure long lasting peace in Afghanistan.

Talking to Senator Salma Ataullahjan and Senator Nancy Ruth, members of the Canadian Senate during a meeting at Parliament House today, Monday, he said that Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region as the violent extremism and terrorism have inflicted losses much beyond calculations.

“We have suffered a lot and we need global support to root out the menace of terrorism from our soil” the Chairman remarked during the meeting; underscoring the need for enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and Canada in different sectors including defence and security while also learning from each other’s experiences.

Regarding Pakistan-Canada bilateral relations, the Chairman observed that Pakistan placed relationship with Canada in high esteem and desired to expand the ties for mutual benefit of the people of the two sides. He said that parliamentarians can play a crucial role in this regard.

Senator Salma Ataullahjan informed the Chairman Senate about the purpose of her visit. She said that Pakistan-Canada Friendship group was playing an active role in bringing two countries closer. Senator Nancy Ruth expressed the satisfaction over her visit to Pakistan.

Both sides also discussed matters of mutual interests, wherein Chairman Senate informed the Canadian parliamentarians about the role and functions of the Senate, election procedure and composition of the Senate besides the number of seats allocated for women and non-Muslims.

Members of the Canadian Senate also apprised the Chairman Senate about Canadian Senate, its election and functions.