Hamdullah for Pak-Bahrain strong economic ties

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan-Bahrain Parliamentary Friendship group head and Chairman of Senate Committee for Religious Affairs Senator Hafiz Hamdullah Thursday underlined the need for further strengthening Pak-Bahrain economic ties.

The senator expressed these view during a meeting with Bahrain’s Parliamentary delegation held here.

He said, it was a right time to change friendly relations into a strong economic and commercial partnership so both the countries could jointly move towards development and prosperity.

“This is our desire that the efforts should be made to convert bilateral cooperation into the parliamentary, economic, commercial, defense and economic level,” he said.

Hamdullah said that Western influence could be encountered jointly. In this regard, he said, cooperation among Muslim Ummah was need of the hour.

He said that Islam has no link with terrorism and strongly denounced terrorism. The international powers had started the war in the world on the name of terrorism, whose prime objective was to occupy Muslim Ummah politics, economy and defense.

He said, international powers wanted to use Afghanistan soil against Pakistan and added negotiation was the only solution of Afghanistan issues.

He stressed the need for joint efforts to resolve the problems currently being faced by the Muslim Ummah..

He termed the visit of Bahrain delegation very important and hoped that the visit would further bring positive impact on Pakistan and Bahrain’s relations.

Members of the Friendship Group also expressed their views on the occasion.

Senator Rehman Malik said that silence of international community on violation of human rights in Burma was meaningful.

There was also a need to protect the people of the occupied Kashmir, because they had been suffering at the hands of Indian forces for the last many decades.

Senator Sahar Kamran said Bahrain has always supported Pakistan in difficult time and we were thankful to Bahrain for extending support.

Chairman of Shura Council, Kingdom of Bahrain Ali Bin Saleh Al Saleh represented Bahrain Friendship Group.

He said that the delegation has brought a message of friendship and good wishes from Bahrain’s Shah and the people for Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan is an important country of the Muslim Ummah and Bahrain had desire to further strengthen its ties in the field of trade and economy.

He said interaction of parliamentary delegation would further strengthen the relations between to nations.

He said Bahrain has supported Pakistan on every regional and global forum and the cooperation would also extend full support in future.

In the meeting, it was decided that both the countries would take the same position on the world forums and would devise a joint strategy to solve the problem being faced by the Muslim Ummah.