NA body on foreign affairs to discuss Pak-Afghan ties today


The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly is scheduled to meet today (Monday) at the Parliament House where Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will brief the committee on updated assessment of the Pakistan Afghanistan relations, including peace and reconciliation prospects in the backdrop of recent spring offensive of Taliban in Afghanistan.

The committee will also take up the matter of increasing number of Pakistanis being convicted abroad. The details of Pakistanis in prisons abroad and the role of Foreign Office, Pakistani embassies, consulates in assisting Pakistanis detained, under trial and convicted in overseas prisons.

In addition to this, the service delivery mechanism of Foreign Office to Pakistani citizens and foreigners will come under discussion by members of the committee. The ways to further improving and making the service delivery mechanism more efficient would also come under discussion. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari.