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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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Pakistan and Iran have Same Religion, Culture , Goals, Friends and Enemies: Says NA Speaker
Monday, 25th December, 2017

     Islamabad; December 25, 2017:   The Speaker National Assembly has said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Iran and wants to further cement the existing relations through enhanced parliamentary cooperation between the legislatures of both the countries. He remarked that both the nations were intertwined in bonds of religion, history,  culture and their goals, Friends and enemies are also the same.  He expressed these views while talking to Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani who met him during the sideline meeting  of the Speakers’ Conference held at Islamabad, today.  The Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiyar,  Parliamentary Secretary Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal, Convener Pak-Iran Friendship Group in the National Assembly Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah and Ambassador of Iran in Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost were present on the occasion.  

     The Speaker said that vigorous Pak-Iran relations were imperative for peace, security and prosperity in the region.  Stressing the need for enhance Parliamentary relations between both the countries the Speaker said that regular interaction between the Parliamentarians of both countries could play an important role for promoting unity and stability in the region.  He said that Pakistan and Iran share views on the important of the establishment of peace and security in the region and reinforcement of unity.  He stressed the need that the regional issues should be resolved by the neighbouring countries themselves   He underlined the need for further enhancing cooperation between both the countries in diverse fields for mutual benefits   He thanked Iranian Speaker for accepting his invitation of participation in the Speakers’ Conference. Urging the need for unity among the Muslim World the Speaker said that the unity among the Muslim Countries was necessary to confront the challenges being faced by Ummah. 

    The Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani  has said that his country also considered  Pakistan as one of its brothers and wants to further strengthen the existing bilateral relations through enhancing cooperation in diverse fields. He said that ties between Pakistan and Iran were unbreakable and both the nations have always stood with each other in difficult conditions.  

    Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani appreciated the Speaker’s great personal contributions for making excellent arrangements for Speakers’ Conference.  He also expressed the hope that the Conference will play an instrumental role to promote connectivity amongst the members states and address the challenge of terrorism which is a constant threat to peace and security of the region.  He expressed the gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his delegation during their stay in Pakistan.  Dr. Ali Ardeshir Larijani has also extended invitation to Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq for participation in Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States which will be held in Tehran next year.