Senate of Pakistan

Boroujerdi says his country wants to work with Pakistan

December 5, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a Joint Policy Seminar of Pakistan and Iran urged for close cooperation among the Islamic countries to make them stronger and self reliance facing the challenges of modern day.

These expressions were made by the legislators at a Joint Policy Seminar of Senate of Pakistan Committee and National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran‚ in Islamabad Tuesday.

Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi said we consider the solidarity of Pakistan as of Iran’s own and we want to cooperate with each other in the fields of Energy‚ Defence‚ Economic and other related fields. He said energy is imperative for development and we would continue to support Pakistan in this field.

He urged for cooperation among the Ulema of the two countries to forge united efforts as we all are one.

Boroujerdi said that Gas pipeline is complete on their part and his country wishes to improve economic and trade with Pakistan. He said in this connection the recently visit of Iranian President and decisions taken would be implemented to give boost to our existing ties. Similarly he said the visit to Iran of President Asif Ali Zardari was an important one.

He said we are making our decisions in the light of Quran and for the glory of Islam having a common point to get united the Muslims all over the world. He called Islamic Renaissance is moving forward smoothly which would be for the benefit of all.

Boroujerdi said that we completed all the phases of the development of Uranium and these are purely to enhance our knowledge and not to make any arsenal out of them. He said our atomic programme is not concealed one and is open to all including the inspection of IAEA.

He said in terms of power we are on that point that no one dare to consider to attack us. He gave background of the four wars fought with the imperialistic forces in the Middle East since 1948 and said with the grace of Almighty Allah the results were in our favour and the enemies were defeated.

He said Shia and Sunny are one and they would continue to support each other.

Referring to the drone spy plane on their country sent by the United States last December‚ he said we brought down this spy plane safely and we made its technology useful for us and very soon it would be available for operation. He told the audience that Ayubi drone was flown by Hamas over Israel and it gathered important data.

He said we are working to maintain a balance of power in the Middle East‚ but the United States is disrupting our efforts. He lamented that some countries are playing the game of United States in the Middle East.

Answering questions from media and diplomats Mr. Alaeddin said that ten thousand foreign students are getting education in Qum Sharif in Iran. He said an Islamic Centre is also working in Iran to provide guidance to the people. He said we must have recognition of the conspiracies being hatched by the United States and Britain.

Responding other questions he said Afghanistan is the country which offered 1.5 million persons sacrifices and now there are the armies of 48 countries in that country. He said American wishes to remain in Afghanistan and to counter Iran‚ China and Russia. He said the only solution of all of our problems is to be united and to be one. He said we are careful before the withdrawal of US and allied forces from Afghanistan.

About Syria he said a stable government is there which is defending itself for the last three years. He said the uprising of other Arab countries succeeded because there were not legitimate governments‚ but in Syria it would not succeed and it should reach to its logical point.

Chairman Senate committee on Defence Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed in his remarks said that any situation in Afghanistan has the direct impact on Iran and Pakistan. He urged for dialogue and negotiations in the region to move forward our policies and programmes. He also urged for more cooperation between Iran and Pakistan in the fields of economic‚ energy and defence. He said Iran has the right to have knowledge and know how about the nuclear technology and modern technologies.

Chairman Islamic Ideology Council Senator Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani urged cooperation with Iran in defence field and there should be frequent consultation process of military officials of Pakistan‚ Iran and Afghanistan to understand the difficulties and their possible solutions. He said we have to bravely face all challenges faced to Muslims.

Taking part in the seminar a former Pakistan ambassador to Iran Khalid Mehmood said bilateral ties are stronger between Iran and Pakistan. He said Pakistan needs best of cooperation from Iran and the rest of the world to curb sectarianism and we have to intensify our efforts for our security. A scholar Agha Murtaza Poya said that situation is changing in the region and said United Nations has now given the status of non-state observer to Palestine. He said we have a bright future and we have to promote the message of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW)‚ which is humanity.

Senator Saeeda Iqbal said that the books of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto have been translated in Persian in Iran and are beacon of light for the down trodden people including women folk. She said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto courageously advocated Islamic teachings and to bring awareness among women.

Senator Sardar Ali Khan said we must have a difference between civilization and barbarism. He said we have to safeguard our geographical and ideological frontiers. He paid rich tributes to Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for making Pakistan a nuclear state and making a balance of power in the region.


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