APP76-03 LONDON: December 03 - Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan in a meeting with All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pakistan at the British Parliament. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (APP): Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, met members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Pakistan (APPG) at the UK Parliament on the other day.
Rehman Chishti, MP, who is Chairman of the APPG on Pakistan, led the group, said a press release received here from London on Thursday.
The Speaker appreciated the efforts of the APPG for promoting the cordial relations between Pakistan and the UK. Ayaz Sadiq discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral relations, regional situation, Kashmir issue, current situation in Pakistan and Parliamentary exchanges. He also briefed the parliamentarians about the progress on
the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb which he stated would continue undeterred without interruption till its logical end.The Speaker also briefed the APPG on legislative developments that have taken place in the current Parliament, including legislation on protection of women, child rights, minorities and human rights in general.
He highlighted the recent reforms undertaken in the parliament
including establishment of legislative council for facilitating drafting
of private members bills, university courses on parliamentary work and internships for generating interest in parliamentary affairs among the youth.
He also informed that the Pakistani Parliament would be the 2nd
Parliament in the world to go `green’ and become environment friendly.
Ayaz Sadiq highlighted that enhancing Parliament-to-Parliament
relations were essential in creating understanding between the two
countries and to bring them even closer.
He extended invitation to the parliamentarians to visit
Pakistan which they accepted with thanks.
Besides Rehman Chishti, MP, the meeting was attended by Lord
Hylton, Lord Purvis of Tweed, Lord Qurban Hussain, Naz Shah MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP and Alixe Buckerfield De-La-Roche, Advisor to Lord Richards.