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Under Article 53(8) When the National Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall continue in his office till the person elected to fill the office by the next Assembly enters upon his office

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Sardar Ayaz Sadiq calls for EU support for Socio Economic Development in Pakistan
Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

Islamabad, March 8, 2017: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with European Union which are deep rooted in bonds of friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding on various issues. He was speaking to the Ambassador of European Union Mr. Jean Francois Cautain who called on him at Parliament House, Islamabad on Monday. First Secretary, Mr. Pieere Michel was also present on the occasion.

The Speaker appreciated EU support for the strengthening of democratic process and institutions in Pakistan. He said that political leadership of Pakistan envisions a long term strategic partnership with EU with special emphasis on strengthening of economic and trade partnership, peace and security and parliamentary cooperation.

Ambassador of European Union Mr. Jean Francois Cautain appreciated the remarks of the Speaker and said that EU would continue its unwavering support to Pakistan for the development of infrastructure, gender equality, education and health.

 He also assured the Speaker for assistance to the Parliament for the capacity building of Parliamentarians and secretarial staff.