NANKANA: Senate’s Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Mushahid Hussain Syed on Saturday said that Pakistan has a strong parliament and a powerful army while civil and military leaderships are working with complete understanding.
He was talking to the media at the residence of Captain Husnain Shaheed after laying a wreath at the grave of the martyred. British House of Lords Member Lord Nazir Ahmad, Senator Mir Kabir Ahmad Muhammad Shahi and other local representatives of civil society were also present.
Mushahid said that Pakistani forces were facing the challenges of terrorism besides defending the country on both eastern and western fronts, while the parliament was playing its role of legislation. He termed the visit of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Afghanistan and Iran as a good omen.
He stated that the standing committee played its role during the martyrdom of Burhan Wani of Kashmir and expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
The committee members condoled with the father of the Shaheed and offered Fateha.
Later, the committee members also visited Gurdawara Janam Asthan where Sikh leaders warmly welcomed them.
Sikh Gurdawara Parbandhak Committee General Secretary Gopal Singh Chawla and Evacuee Trust Property Board Additional Secretary Shrines M Tariq gave a briefing to the members of the standing committee.