PESHAWAR—German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck Wednesday called on Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and discussed matters of mutual interests.
Visiting German envoy felicitated the government over successful holding of elections in erstwhile FATA, the establishment of peace in tribal areas and bringing them in the national mainstream. Deputy Speaker KP Assembly was also present on the occasion.
Speaker said that 21 parliamentarians have elected for provincial legislatures from these tribal areas. He said that tribal belt was on the front line in the war against terror that damaged all its infrastructure.
He said that despite financial hardships appropriate allocations have been made to improve health, education, and roads adding still a lot has to be done for the development of merged districts that bear the brunt of the war against terrorism.
Speaker said that the KP assembly desires to take benefit from the experience and legislation process of the German parliament and maintained that the exchange of delegations would help increasing the experience of parliamentarians.
Mushtaq Ghani also urged the German ambassador to provide assistance to make Abbottabad a model solar city. He informed the German ambassador that Pakistan supports peace in Afghanistan as it is in benefit of both neighboring countries.
Later, Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Mehmood Jan presented gifts and mementos to the German ambassador.