Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Wednesday reached New Delhi on the joint invitation of Chairman Rajya Sabha and Speaker Lok Sabha. A press release issued by High Commission of Pakistan, New Delhi, and forwarded by the Senate Secretariat says that Chairman Senate's visit is continuation of the Parliamentary exchanges between the two countries.

According to the official handout, the delegation was extended warm welcome at Indra Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) by members of the Rajya Sabha, Taroon Vijay (BJP Party) and Dr Prabha Thakor (Congress Party). They presented bouquet of flowers and Malas to the members of the delegation. Salman Bashir, Pakistan's High Commissioner was also present on the occasion.

While talking to the media, Chairman Senate said that they had come to India with a message of peace and love. He said that continuation of the dialogue process was a step in the right direction. "Parliamentarians of the two sides can play an active role on developing understanding", the chairman remarked. He underscored the need for more exchange of visits at parliamentary and other levels.

Prior to this visit, Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza has twice visited India in recent years.  Similarly, Speaker of the Lok Sabha of India Ms. Meira Kumar visited Pakistan in February and November this year.

Senators Rubina Khalid, Hari Ram, Abdul Haseeb Khan, Heman Das, Malik Najmul Hassan and Kamran Michael accompany Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari.