Naek for ex­change of par­lia­men­tary del­e­ga­tions with In­done­sia

The Pak Banker - - 2 National -

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

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