LONDON:A four-member cross-party delegation of the Punjab Assembly was hosted by the Pakistan High Commissioner Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hasan at the High Commission.
The High Commissioner briefed the delegates on various aspects of Pakistan-UK bilateral relations. Deputy High Commissioner Muhammad Imran Mirza updated the members of the delegation about the recent improvements in consular services to facilitate the Pakistani community living in the United Kingdom.A team of officers from the High Commission was also present.
The members of the delegation included Mr. Babar Hussain Abid MPA, leader of the delegation, Ms Ayesha Javed MPA, Mr. Muhammad Sibtain Khan MPA and Mr.Adnan Farid MPA. During their week long stay, the delegation visited the Scottish as well as the British Parliaments and observed the parliamentary proceedings. They also held meetings with the parliamentarians and various heads of parliamentary committees and exchanged views on parliamentary practices in the two countries.
The visit was organized by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)—an independent body of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office working to strengthen democracies around the world. The WFD has a programme of collaboration with the Punjab Assembly. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. David Thirlby and Mr. Ali Imran from the WFD.