Sadiq raises Kashmiris issue with Speaker House of Lords

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Sadiq raises Kashmiris issue with Speaker House of Lords

ISLAMABAD, Jul 16 (APP): Speaker National Assembly
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq during his meeting with Baroness D’Souza, Speaker of the House of Lords, United Kingdom raised the issue of recent escalation of violence in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).

Expressing serious concern on the killing of innocent
Kashmiris by the Indian forces, he sought the Lord Speaker’s
good offices in bringing an end to the human rights violations
The Speaker also expressed satisfaction on the existing
level of cooperation between the Parliaments of the two
countries.

He emphasized on further enhancing parliamentary
exchanges through exchange visits, seminars and conferences, said a message received here on Saturday.

The Speaker was accompanied by Pakistan High
Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas.

Apprising Baroness D’Souza on the parliamentary best
practices, the Speaker briefed her on the functioning of the
various Committees in the National Assembly of Pakistan.

Offering condolences on the tragic murder of Labour MP
Jo Cox, the Speaker emphasized the need for countering the
extremist narrative spreading across theworld including
Europe.

He said that the international community must respond
collectively to the threat.

He also updated the Lord Speaker on the improved
security and economic situation in Pakistan.

The Lord Speaker welcomed the growing cooperation
between the two Parliaments.

She agreed on enhancing parliamentary cooperation with
particular focus to empower women and young members of the Parliament.

She also appreciated the steps taken by the Government
of Pakistan to consolidate democracy and assured UK’s support to the democratic institutions in Pakistan.