Rabbani thanks Iran for principled stand on Kashmir


Islamabad—Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani called on the Iranian President Dr Hassan Rouhani on Monday in Tehran and felicitated him on assuming the office of the President for the second term.  

He was also accompanied by a Parliamentary delegation of the Senate of Pakistan whereas issues relating to Pakistan-Iran relations as well as the situation in the region came under discussion, a press release received here on Monday.

The chairman Senate highlighted the four point agenda which the government of Pakistan would like to pursue with Iran. This includes energy and connectivity, greater economic interaction,
addressing the security issues and forging closer parliamentary relations between the two countries.

He thanked Iran for its principled stand on Kashmir which was recently expressed by the Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

He also apprised the President about the plight of the Kashmiri people, who are suffering worst kind of torture at the hands of the occupied Indian forces which is using new tactics of brutalities through use of pallet guns.

Hundreds of innocent Kashmiris have been blinded as a result of these brutalities.

President Rouhani recalled his two visits to Pakistan during past one year and hoped that the cordial relations between two countries will grow from strength to strength.

Other senators of the delegation present during the call include Mir Mohammad Yousuf Badini, Hidayat Ullah, Ghous Mohammad Khan Niazi, Raheela Magsi and Ambassador Asif Durrani. – APP

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