A 6-member delegation of Senate of Pakistan
A 6-member delegation of Senate of Pakistan comprising members of the Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Relations and Defence led by Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel called on the President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) Dr. Norbert Lammert and members of the German-South Asia Parliamentary Group here today. They exchanged views on bilateral relations between the two countries with special reference to close cooperation between the Parliaments of the two countries. They urged the need for establishment of Parliamentary Friendship Group in the German Parliament for enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of two countries for fostering the bilateral relations and promotion and strengthening of democratic norms in Pakistan. The delegation also briefed the President of the German Parliament and members of the German-South Asia Parliamentary Group about the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan and informed that the Government and the people of Pakistan were fully committed to weed out the menace of terrorism from the country. In order to make the operation successful, it is all the more essential that the international community fully backs the operation and extends moral and all kind of support for the sake of world peace, they added. Mr. Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence said, Pakistan needs Trade not aid and Germany and other EU countries should focus more on quality education of Pakistanís youth by increasing funding and other technical assistance to the Education Sector of Pakistan. Earlier, the delegation visited the German Federal Ministry for economic Cooperation and Development and met its Parliamentary State Secretary, Mr. Thomas Silberhorn. They were briefed about the present status of economic and development cooperation between Pakistan and Germany. The 6-member delegation is visiting Germany on the invitation of Hanns Seidel Foundation and it includes Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel, Chairman Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs as head of the delegation, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman Standing Committee on Defence, as member, Senator Muzafar Hussain Shah, Chairman Standing Committee on National Food Security & Research, as member, Senator Dr. Muhammad Jehangir Bader, Chairman Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Senator Nabi Bangash, Chairman, Standing Committee on Education, Training and Standard in Higher education and, Senator Malik M. Rafique Ranjwana, member of the Standing Committee on Defence.

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