ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): A Canadian Parliamentarian delegation
comprising Senator Salma Ataullah Jan and members of Parliament Ms.
Salma Zahid and Ms. Iqra Khalid met with the High Commissioner of
Pakistan Tariq Azim Khan here on Saturday.
The High Commissioner briefed the delegation on the latest
situation in Pakistan and the region, said a press release here.
He informed the delegation about the reign of state terrorism
let loose by India in the occupied Jammu & Kashmir and characterized
it as a challenge to humanity and the champions of human rights.
He sensitized the Canadian Parliamentarians on the gross
atrocities and human rights violations in the wake of killing of
social media activist Burhanuddin Wani.
He called upon the Canadian Parliamentarians and the
international community to apply the same human rights standards in
Kashmir as anywhere else in the world.
The High Commissioner also briefed the delegation on the
social and economic reforms undertaken by the Government for
stabilization and growth of the economy.
He informed that Pakistan has undergone considerable tax
reforms resulting in expansion of tax base which resulted in record
tax revenue collection in the last three years.
He said that the Pakistani Stock Market has been declared as
one of the best performing stock exchange, not only in Asia but in
the whole world, by the international rating agencies.
He further stated that Pakistan has made significant progress
in meeting shortfall in energy and overcoming security situation of
the country.
He informed that with the completion of the ongoing energy
projects, the country will be able to meets its growing energy
demands. He said that the Canadian energy firms would be welcomed to
invest in the country.
The Canadian Parliamentarians agreed on the need for the
resolution of the Kashmir dispute through dialogue for lasting peace
in the region.
They also expressed to encourage Canadian business firms to
consider the potential of investment in energy and oil & gas sectors
of Pakistan.

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