Naek for exchange of parliamentary delegations with Indonesia
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Farooq H. Naek on Wednesday underlined the need for frequent and closer interaction between parliaments of Indonesia and Pakistan to learn from each other's expertise and experiences.
He was talking to Vice Chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly of Indonesia Ahmad Farhan Hamis, who called on him here along with a high level parliamentary delegation.
Naek said, "Pakistan greatly values its excellent relationship with
Indonesia which has historical and fraternal roots."
He said that frequent interaction between the parliamentarians would help share the natural fraternal sentiments between the people of the two brotherly countries.
The Senate Chairman apprised the delegation on the damage and devastation caused by the recent floods in Pakistan and said it was the biggest human tragedy in the history of Pakistan
" Floods have l eft t he entire agriculture sector in s hambles, l i vestock have been equally devastated, standing crops worth billions of dollars have been destroyed," he added.
He said the victims of this tragedy needed solidarity, concrete help and assistance from the world community.
Naek thanked the government of Indonesia for cash donation of
US $ one million and relief goods and dispatch of a 'relief team' for the flood affected in Pakistan.
Commenting on t he issues of terrorism, the chairman said Pakistan rendered unmatched sacrifices in the fight against terrorism and performed well as compared to all other countries.
"We are the biggest victims of terrorism as we lost our great leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at the hands of terrorists. -App
ISLAMABAD: A group photograph of Indonesian Parliamentary delegation with Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fahmida Mirza at Parliament House. -App