Members of the European Parliament made a courtesy call on Honourable Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala today. The delegation included Ms. Jean Lambert, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia, HE Mr. Jean-Francois Cautain, EU Ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. George Mayer, Mr. Wajid Khan and Ms. Javaria Rizvi Kabani, Counsellor for Human Rights and Political Affairs.
Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala, while welcoming the delegation acknowledged the services of the European Union and the European Parliament for the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan.
While discussing challenges that democracy in Pakistan faces, Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala said that the political system is slowly taking roots in Pakistan and in a period of ten years, if this continues, there will political stability in the country.
While speaking about the role of the Senate and its importance, Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala said that the Senate was more representative of the Federation. Speaking about strengthening of the democratic process and its effects on society, Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwala said that he sees people’s perception of Parliament changing. He asserted that now, people have begun to look towards the Parliament for resolution of their problems. The confidence of the people of Pakistan in Parliament is now being restored, he added.