Prime Minister Gilani approves visit of 8-member Pakistan delegation of implementation commission to United Kingdom


Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved the visit of 8 members Pakistani delegation of the Implementation Commission to United Kingdom from July 3 – 8, 2011.

The British Parliamentarians and the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Parliamentary Association, UK Branch, visited Pakistan to hold discussions on the procedure followed by the United Kingdom and Pakistan in the devolution of powers from the centre. As a follow-up of that visit, the British High Commission, in collaboration with Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK, invited a small cross-party delegation of the members of the Implementation Commission to the United Kingdom on a jointly-hosted inward visit to Devolved Assemblies and Legislatures of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

The objective of the proposed visit would be to share experiences of devolution in different forms and to provide a framework that may prove helpful in the process of devolution and overcoming post-devolution issues. The discussion could explore as to how the members of the Devolved Assemblies in the United Kingdom could work with Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan over the long-run in a sustained and productive partnership that promises to be mutually beneficial.

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