ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser called on Chairman Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh and discussed a wide range of issues including enhancing parliamentary cooperation.
The speaker was accompanied by a parliamentary delegation comprising members of the National Assembly from the treasury and the opposition. The discussed issues confronting Muslim Ummah. Both agreed that unity among the Muslim world was imperative to address the increasing Islamophobia in the western world.
Speaker Asad Qaiser said that issues in the region should be resolved through peaceful means. He said that Kashmir was a flash point for the peace of the South Asian subcontinent. He apprised his Saudi counterpart about the oppression by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said that decisions taken by Indian government had put the minorities in India at risk.He suggested that Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) should play its role for resolution of Kashmir issue and increasing Islamophobia in west.
He also apprised the chairman Shura council about the proposed international parliamentary conference on Kashmir to be held in Islamabad early next year. He reiterated his gratitude for Saudi support for holding the conference. He said that it would be an opportunity to draw attention of the United Nations and international community towards atrocities being committed in Kashmir.
Chairman of the Saudi Majlis-e-Shura Abdullah Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Sheikh said that Saudi Arabia and the Shura council will stand by their Kashmiri brethren. He said that Indian forces should end that tyranny and award constitutional rights to people of Kashmir. He expressed his satisfaction on the bilateral relations between two brotherly counties.
He agreed that OIC could play an important role in putting pressure on India for resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with its international commitments. Both signed a MoU to further enhance the collaboration between National Assembly of Pakistan and Saudi Shura Council.