Indian Punjab speaker, 44 MPs arrive
LAHORE: A 45-member Indian delegation of the Punjab Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Bhavan), Chandigarh led by its speaker, Dr Kewal Krishan, arrived here on Saturday for a five-day goodwill visit.
Chaudhry Muhammad Afzal Sahi, Punjab Assembly speaker, welcomed the legislators at Wagah. Syed Akhtar Hussain Rizvi, labour minister, and several MPAs were present at the reception. Soon after arriving, the Indian legislators went for sightseeing. They visited the Samadhi of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and Mughal monuments, including the Lahore Fort.
The delegation will call on Sahi in the Punjab Assembly chambers on May 23. Sahi, will brief the Indian delegation on the history of the Punjab Assembly and its role to promote democracy.
The Indian delegation will be taken around different sections of the historic assembly building which was built during the British colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent. On May 24, the Indian delegation will call on Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool at Governor’s House to discuss matters of mutual interest. It will depart for India on May 25. app