Islamabad, January 01, 2023 (PPI-OT):Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that overseas Pakistanis have always proven themselves as an asset for Pakistan. He also said these are overseas Pakistanis who always come forward to support Pakistan in difficult times. He appreciated the concern and support of overseas Pakistani for flood affected people. He expressed these views during his meeting with UK/USA based Humanitarian group in Parliament House today.
While addressing the delegation, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that Pakistan is destined for progress and development as Pakistani nation is determined and adamant to rise above the present challenges. He also said that it is time to adopt policies of harmony, reconciliation and dialogue as outlined by Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The speaker also expressed his unwavering confidence on the capabilities of Pakistani Armed forces to eliminate terrorism and extremism once for all from this land of harmony and tolerance. He said that the masses are facing challenges terrorism, extremism and inflation and being public representatives the onus of responsibility fall on politicians to lead this nation out of these quagmires. He said that this need to rise above politics and by adopting tolerance, love, and dialogue as key principles in present politics in Pakistan.
He said that the nation would rise above all these challenges by adopting self-respect, determination, consistency and tolerance for all as key principles in life and society. He said that overseas Pakistanis have also witnessed that Pakistan have always come out victorious out if these challenges. He said that all nations learn from their past and rise above challenges by adopting the principles of unity.
While talking about parliamentary performance, he said it was the first time in the history of Pakistan that doors of parliament were opened for all especially for downtrodden and marginalized segment of the population like women. Children, youth and transgender.
He also said that the parliament has been at the forefront to fight case of climate justice for Pakistan and it also remained active to legislate for the common people. The Speaker also resolved that incumbent parliament would continue to focus on resolving present challenges.
Federal Minister for overseas Pakistani Mr. Sajid Hussain Turi was also present in the meeting. He said that addressing challenges of overseas Pakistani have been his chief focus as special courts would be established in the coming month to decide about property issues of overseas Pakistani.
Chairman NADRA also informed the delegation regarding NADRA initiatives to facilitate Pakistani immigrants like online issuance of attorney. Members of UK/USA Humanitarian Delegation for Pakistan led by Lord Quran Hussain Member of House of Lords appreciated speaker’s initiatives for record legislation this year. They also expressed their solidarity with the flood affected people.
They also said that they visited Pakistan to support the flood affected people. They also said that Khubaib foundation services are immaculate to serve the orphans and destitute. They expressed their resolve that they would continue to support Pakistan till their last breath.
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