The visiting British parliamentarians on Friday proposed setting up of an international forum in UK to promote Pakistan's interest and image abroad and encourage foreign investors to invest in development projects here. The proposal came during a meeting of the British MPs with President Asif Ali Zardari here.
The MPs including Mohammad Sarwar, Jim McGovern, Jim Divine and Mark Fisher discussed with the President ways to enhance Pakistan's prestige abroad particularly in UK. President Zardari briefed British MPs on strengthening democratic institutions in Pakistan, government's economic reforms, its fight against terrorism and status of its request for a UN inquiry into Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
The delegation offered condolences over the assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and said an early day motion had been passed by the British Parliament supporting a UN inquiry into the assassination.
They greatly appreciated President Zardari's principled position on the UN inquiry. They expressed solidarity with Pakistan and its people and thanked the government for making arrangements for their visit, which would strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries. Pakistan's ambassador-at-large Javed Malik was also present during the meeting.