Speaker for greater Pak-Iran cooperation

LAHORE-Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, has said that Iran is a brotherly country with its great contribution to culture and education to all shores of the world. Speaking at a call on of Engineer Hussain Sadigh Abideen, Governor of Province of Iran, Fars and his delegation at Assembly Chambers, here on Tuesday, the Speaker said that Iran had stood by Pakistan in thick and thin and provided support to Pakistan during its early days. “The Muslim Ummah should make collective efforts for the solution of their major problem such as terrorism, unemployment and poverty”, he observed. While terming the Iranian revolution a unique incident in the history of 20th century, Rana Iqbal said that it had changed lives of millions of Iranians He noted that Iranian leadership was poised to make their country an enlightened entity amongst the comity of nations. He added that people of Pakistan cherished their friendship. “There were centuries old historical and cultural relations between Pakistan and Iran. The people of both the countries have deep affiliation with each other”, he said. The Speaker stressed that the people of both the countries should adopt the philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, adding that the poetry of Allama Muhammad Iqbal taught them achieving freedom and independence in real sense. He said that there was vast scope of cooperation in the fields of agriculture, livestock, energy and other sectors. Both the dignitaries agreed to extend cooperation in various sectors. Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan termed the visit of Iranian Governor as a memorable one. The Speaker informed the distinguished guest that the Punjab Assembly had done a record legislation for welfare of the masses of the Province. He said that people of the Province had been lucky enough whom Allah Almighty had bestowed with the dynamic leadership in the shape of Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. He said that the Chief Minister Punjab was philanthropist who had great love and affection for the people of Pakistan.The Iranian Governor thanked the Pakistani nation for its warm and sincere hospitality. He said both Pakistan and Iran had much respect for each other. Later, the Speaker also showed the House of the Assembly to the delegation.

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