NA: (NA body on Foreign Affairs meets today to discuss Pak-Afghan ties, FO performance)

June 20, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly will meet today (Monday) here at Parliament House to deliberate upon several issues of key national importance.

The Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz will brief the committee on updated assessment of the Pakistan Afghanistan relations including peace and reconciliation prospects in the backdrop of recent spring offensive of Taliban in Afghanistan.

The committee will also take up the matter of increasing number of Pakistanis being convicted abroad. The details of Pakistanis in prisons abroad and the role of Foreign Office, Pakistani embassies, consulates in assisting Pakistanis detained, under trial and convicted in overseas prisons.

In addition to this, the service delivery mechanism of Foreign Office to Pakistani citizens and foreigners will come under discussion by members of the committee.

The ways to further improving and making the service delivery mechanism more efficient would also come under discussion. It is 17th meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee since December 2013 under the chairmanship of Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari.