GENEVA: Former Chairman Senate Farooq H. Naek has said that peace, development and democracy are part of parcel of each other in the present day world.
While addressing the 139 General Assembly of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Farooq H. Naek said being hub of collective national and political wisdom, parliament by dint of its linkages with the people, multilateral connectivity, legislation, public awareness, and revisiting existing laws, can make it possible to achieve peace and development at the domestic, regional and international fronts.
The theme of the debate was “Parliamentary Leadership in Promoting Peace and Development in the Age of Innovation and Technology”.
Farooq H. Naek is leading a delegation of parliamentarians which comprises of Senator Shamim Afridi, Sher Ali Arbab Member National Assembly (MNA) and Secretary Senate Amjed Pervez Malik.
He mentioned Pakistan Parliament’s joint Committee on National Security and Senate Committee of the Whole and said these two committees are playing the role of parliamentary focal point, embodying and reflecting our collective political thinking and vision towards achieving peace and development both internally and externally, and also in augmenting bilateral and inter-state relations. —Agencies