LAHORE-A 'Bridge Maker Award for the year 2011 awaits Prime Minister Gilani in Norway, as the Norwegian government has decided to confer this award to him in recognition of his efforts to promote bilateral ties with the European countries. A two-member parliamentary delegation from Norway comprising MPA of Oslo, Amir Javed Sheikh and his wife Afshan Rafique, Deputy Member of Norwegian parliament disclosed this during a meeting with the prime minister at his residence here on Sunday The couple also invited the prime minister to visit Norway to receive the award in recognition of his efforts to improve Pakistans relations with western countries. They informed the premier that President of Norway Chamber of Commerce would be visiting Pakistan from February 9 to 16 next year to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan. It may be noted that Afshan Rafique was the first Muslim woman to become member of Norwegian Parliament from 2001 to 2005. Speaking on the occasion, PM Gilani said that Pakistan attached special importance to its relations with Norway and was also desirous of enhancing trade ties with that country. He also stressed the need for enhanced people-to-people contacts and exchange of parliamentary delegations between the two countries to expand bilateral relations. Gilani urged Norwegian government to be partner with Pakistan in its national strategy for reconstruction of flood-hit areas. He said he would formally invite the King and Queen of Norway to visit Pakistan. The Norwegian parliamentarians while hailing governments efforts for rehabilitation of the flood victims, reposed their full confidence in the present government and the leadership, saying, We want democracy to take roots in Pakistan. 'People wanting midterm polls enemies of Pak' The PPPs provincial parliamentary secretary and women wing Lahore President Faiza Malik said on Sunday that people who wanted mid-term elections were enemies of the country and democracy. Talking to a delegation of Lahore women wing, she suspected that some elements within a political party, which she did not name, were hatching conspiracies against the PPP government. They are the people who had left the country alone in hard times when the country needed them the most, she observed in an obvious reference to PML-Ns leadership. Faiza said PPP had come to power after making numerous sacrifices but few people were conspiring against the system in connivance with undemocratic forces. She said her party would fulfil the promise of Roti, Kapra aur Makan through Benazir Income Support Progr-amme(BISP) which would also help reduce poverty. She said PPP would not only complete its constitutional tenure but will come to power again with peoples votes. She said no force could stop Bilawal Bhutto from becoming countrys prime minister.