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British MP visits COMSATS Secretariat

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Ms. Yasmin Qureshi, Honorable Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, United Kingdom, and Member of the British Parliament, visited COMSATS Secretariat, on 22nd November 2022, and held a meeting with Ambassador Dr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Executive Director COMSATS.


During the meeting, Ms. Qureshi congratulated Dr. Zakaria on his appointment. She was apprised of COMSATS’ programmes and undertakings aimed at socio-economic development in the global South through scientific tools and mechanisms. Thanking Dr. Zakaria for the briefing, Ms. Qureshi expressed interest in COMSATS’ activities with the aim of building mutually beneficial North-South cooperative ties.

Dr. Zakaria noted that meaningful cooperation between global South and global North is significant for progress towards sustainable development. For COMSATS, he added, such a cooperation is vital for realization of its mandate.

Ms. Qureshi is a Pakistan heritage British barrister practicing criminal lawyer and a veteran elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton South East. She is Shadow Minister for International Development since April 2020.