Moscow, SEP 26 /DNA/ – A high level Parliamentary Delegation of Pakistan led by Senator Walid Iqbal, Chairman Senate Committee on Human Rights, comprising of Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokar and Senator Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation HE Mr. Shafqat Ali Khan today participated in the International Conference on the Occasion of 75th Anniversary of Pakistan Independence at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
The International Conference on 75th Anniversary of Pakistan was organized by the Institute of Oriental Studies in collaboration with the Embassy of Pakistan in the Russian Federation to highlight and discuss different aspects of place and role of Pakistan in global and regional affairs, cooperation, current progress in the bilateral relations , exploration of cooperation and connectivity, strengthening of Pak-Russia strategic and economic relations.
Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights Senator Walid Iqal in his keynote address stressed the need of cooperation between Pakistan and Russia. He acknowledged Russian support of Pakistan membership of SCO and conveyed gratitude for Russian Federation assistance in the wake of unprecedented floods in Pakistan.
He stressed the need of realization of cooperation of agreements including the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline project to further boost the relations between the two countries. He mentioned Dr. Allama Iqbal’s emphasis on Asian renaissance and how it would positively impact the world. He added that an Asian renaissance was inconceivable without Russia.
Ambassador Shafqat Ali Khan, while deliberating upon the bilateral relations between the two countries, noted with satisfaction that the trajectory of progress is not only positive but also seamless irrespective of change of Governments. He listed significant achievements of Pakistan in various fields. He highlighted strong political consensus in the country for the constitutional democracy and rule of law. He also briefed on various aspects of Pakistan foreign and defense policy and emphasized the importance of settlement of Kashmir issue for peace and security in the region.
Welcoming the Chief Guest and distinguished Senators, Professor Vyacheslav Belokrensitsky, Chairman Center for the Study of Near and Middle Eastern Countries, Institute of Oriental Studies said that the occasion provides a valuable opportunity for the learned participants to throw lights on various aspects of bilateral and regional issues with their recommendations. He appreciated the Embassy of Pakistan for extending its cooperation in this regard.
Among other speakers of the conference, there were Mrs. Masuma Hasan. Chairperson, Pakistan Institute of International Affars. Karachi, Pakistan, Dr. Zafar Iqbal Cheema. Strategic Vision Institute, Islamabad. Pakistan, Mr. Hasnain Reza Mirza. Chairman Analytical Centre Golden Ring Economic Forum – GREF. Lahore. Pakistan, Dr. Shabir Ahmad Khan. Director, Area Study Centre (Russia, China & Central Asia), University of Peshawar, Ms. Shahida Wizarat. Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Sahibzada Sultan Ahmed Ali. Chairman Muslim Institute -Mission of Unity, Stability & Leadership in Muslims, Islamabad, Pakistan, Ms. Anna A. Suvorova, IOS RAS and Mr. Philipp P. Smolyakov, Russian Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.