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Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to visit Pakistan on February 21

February 19, 2012 - Islamabad

Indian Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, will arrive in Pakistan on February 21 for a five-day state visit.

She will be accompanied by a seven-member parliamentary delegation comprising of members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, The Nation reports.

Kumar is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Dr Fehmida Mirza. This visit, which will be the first-ever official visit by an Indian Speaker after a long period, is aimed to forge better ties and future cooperation between the two parliaments.

This visit also carries a special significance for both Pakistan and India who currently have women speakers in their Parliament's lower house.


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