Pak, Canada to further boost parliamentary linkages

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Muhammad Arshad

Pakistan and Canada has agreed to further boost parliamentary linkages to mutually benefit from social, cultural and economic prospects in both the countries. Both the sides agreed to utilize parliamentary friendship groups and reciprocate by devising modalities for enhancing cooperation and sharing experiences.
This unanimity of views was expressed in a meeting between Canadian High Commissioner Perry John Calderwood with Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani at Parliament House on Thursday. Recent visit of a parliamentary delegation headed by Speaker National Assembly and participated by the parliamentarians from both the Houses have contributed to this effect. However, the relation with India cannot improve until the Kashmir issue is resolved.
Mian Raza Rabbani said that Pakistan and Canada have increased the bilateral trade and economic cooperation recently but there is huge potential to promote it further. He said that both the countries have supported with each other on international fora particularly during the parliamentary interactions.
He said that Pakistan is a diversified country with bright economic prospects and places its mutual relations with Canada at high esteem and desires to further expand these ties in different sectors.