President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron has said that Pakistan, with amazing geographical location, natural resources and talented people, has the potential to become the hub of economic and tourist activities.
Expressing her views at the Islamabad International Airport while leaving for her country on Saturday, Barron said she was returning from Pakistan with sweet memories of rich culture and hospitality shown by its people.
She visited Pakistan on the invitation of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
During her visit she held high-level meetings with President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Senate Chairman Sanjrani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and other important functionaries.
She also visited Lahore, Gwadar and tourist spot Murree and said that "there is huge scope for tourism in Pakistan".
Talking to media, the IPU president thanked the Senate chairman, leadership of the country and Senator-in-waiting, Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi for the hospitality.
She expressed her satisfaction, saying that Pakistan is an active member of the IPU and has always played a constructive role to promote the ideals of peace, democracy and development.
Senator Mirza Muhammad Afridi thanked the IPU dignitary for the visit and said that Pakistan places its linkages with IPU at high esteem and this visit would further open up new avenues of bilateral and multi-lateral cooperation between the two sides.
Senator Afridi also presented a photo album to Barron.
She was seen off by the Senator-in-waiting and senior officers of the Senate at the airport.