Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly, Dr. Fehmida Mirza has stressed the need to forge unity among the Muslim Ummah to address the challenges confronting it. She emphasized for greater unity and collaborative efforts among the Ummah to address those problems. Dr. Fehmida Mirza was talking to Mr. Ali Akbar Maghanjoghi, Head of Development commission of Majlis-e-Shura Islami (Parliament), Iran in Parliament House, today.
The Speaker said that Pakistan and Iran were attached in eternal bonds of Religion. Culture and history, therefore, Pakistan attaches immense importance to its relations with Iran. She said that both the brotherly countries should make efforts for creating unity amongst the Muslim Ummah for development, stability and peace. The Speaker said that peace and security was essential for progress and prosperity of the Ummah and therefore, it was in the interest of all to cooperate with each other to achieve those objectives.
The Speaker said that enhanced interaction of parliamentarians of Pakistan and Iran was essential for strengthening relations and benefiting from each other experiences. She said that the existence of Pak-Iran friendship group in the parliaments of both the countries was a step in right direction that will add to bring the two nations further closer. She underlined the need for initiation of more economic projects and cooperation between the two countries.
Mr. Ali Akbar said that Pakistan and Iran are bonded in the ties of religion, culture and history. He agreed that Muslim World was surely facing the challenges that can be countered by joint efforts. He said that Pak-Iran parliamentary and economic cooperation was certainly essential for progress and prosperity of people of both the countries. He said that government and people of Iran would always stand by Pakistan in hour of need. He assured the Madam Speaker of his country’s all out support in curbing terrorism and extremism from Pakistan and to meet the energy deficit in the country.
Later, Mr. Ali Akbar presented an invitation letter to Madam Speaker on behalf of Mr. Ali Ardashir Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Majlis to attend the “Special Conference of Speakers of Parliaments on Palestine” being held in Tehran in October. Madam Speaker expressed her gratitude to Iranian Speaker for arranging Conference on issue of immense importance.
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