Parliamentary delegation left for Turkey


ISLAMABAD (INP): An 8-member All Parties Parliamentary delegation led by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed left for Turkey to express solidarity with the people and parliament of Turkey. The delegation, which will stay for 5 days in Ankara and Istanbul, will also have a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Speaker of the Parliament of Turkey, Ismail Kahraman.
Talking to the media before his departure, Senator Mushahid Hussain said that Pakistan and Turkey have close brotherly ties and the people of Pakistan like the people of Turkey fully support constitutional and democratically elected government of President Erdogan in successfully combating the abortive coup attempt. He said that given the special brotherly bond between the 2 countries who are stood by each other in time of crisis, the parliamentary delegation representing both the ruling and the opposition parties, are united in the defence of democracy in Turkey and support the people and parliament of Turkey. He said that we will convey the sentiments of the people of Pakistan to the people of Turkey and he said that Turkey and Pakistan were the leaders of the Muslim world and the future destiny of both Pakistan and Turkey is inextricably intertwined by upholding the rule of law, defence and democracy, upholding the constitution and the supremacy of parliament which are fully cherished by the people of Pakistan and Turkey.
The delegation includes Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed (PML/Leader of delegation), Senator Javed Abbasi (PML-N), Ms. Munaza Hassan, MNA (PTI), Senator Talha Mahmood (JUI-F), Senator Sehar Kamran (PPP), Senator Sitara Ayaz (ANP), Sahibzada Tariqullah, MNA (JI) and Senator Mir Kabir Ahmad Mohammad Shahi (NP). The delegation comprises parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament representing all the provinces of Pakistan.