Nisar, EU Delegation Discuss Bilateral Ties

Nisar, EU delegation discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD, Jan 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) : A delegation of United Kingdom and European Parliament called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan at Punjab House here Friday and discussed matters of mutual interests.

Bilateral relations, Pakistan-UK multifaceted cooperation, joint parliamentary matters, the issue of Kashmir and regional situation were discussed during the meeting. Talking to the delegation the Interior Minister welcomed the points raised in the UK Parliament regarding Kashmir and Islamic world.

Discussing immense sacrifices, Pakistan has rendered for the cause of promoting regional as well as international peace, the Interior Minister said that Pakistan was unnecessarily targeted by some who ignored historical and ground realities.

Besides those having superficial knowledge or those who play to the tunes of the others, it also included those whose hands were smeared with the blood of the innocent and were greatest hurdle in the way of regional peace.

The Interior Minister stressed upon the need that the international community should not only listen to the Pakistani point of view but should also show greater understanding to our perspective in its proper context.

Talking about relations with UK, the Interior Minister observed that UK was among those friendly countries where Pakistani point of view was heard and was also understood to a great extent. The delegation included Lord Nazir Ahmed, Lord Qurban Hussain and member European Parliament Afzal Khan.

The delegation, while appreciating the performance of the Interior Minister, remarked that his efforts and work were also appreciated abroad especially by Pakistani community residing in foreign countries.

They said that the Interior Minister has played crucial and critical role in bringing down the terrorist incidents in the country - the fact that is acknowledged at important international forums.

The delegation also appreciated the efforts of the Interior Minister towards resolving the issues faced by Pakistani expatriates especially relating to passport and CNICs. The delegation members especially acknowledged the efforts of the Interior Minister towards blocking entry of any person into Pakistan without having valid documentation.

They observed that the way and the manner in which entry of such persons had been stopped effectively by the Interior Minister, was indeed a great national service.