PR No. 220 Islamabad: November 23, 2016

Australia – Pakistan Parliamentarians Group must work more closely and learn from each others experiences to farther sustainable development goals set out by United Nations. Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb stated this while speaking on the eve of reception hosted by H.E.  Margaret Adamson, Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan in the honour of the members of Australia–Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group today in Islamabad.

She said that Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with Australia and would further like to enhance bilateral ties in the areas mutually beneficial for the people of both countries.  The Minister of State underscored the need to capitalize over the opportunities, which Parliamentary Friendship Group was offering to its members such as exposure visits and learning from each other’s experiences and best parliamentary practices.  She also proposed the formulation of sub-parliamentary groups to explore the avenues of cooperation particularly in the field of education, youth development, energy and capacity building of human resource. Minister also appreciated the role of Australian High Commission for investing in professional development of the staff of the Parliament of Pakistan.

Margaret Adamson applauded the services of Marriyum Aurangzeb as a Convener of Australia – Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Group and congratulated her on appointment as Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. The Minister of State expressed her confidence that exchanges between the parliamentary groups would contribute towards improvement of the life and the quality of people of Pakistan.