Durrani meets US senator

16 Jul 2005

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PESHAWAR, July 15: NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani, who is visiting USA, met US Senator Mr Bidden in Washington on Tuesday. He also met senior policy advisor on South Asia Jonah Blank and Senator Sanatorium at Capital Hill. Earlier, Mr Durrani met Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Peter Floury at Pentagon where he visited various sections. During his meetings with US authorities, Mr Durrani explained policies of the MMA government, said an official handout.

Apart from his meetings, Mr Durrani attended several functions at various places. It may be recalled here that Dr Zia Mahmud of Global Engagement Centre of USA had, on behalf of his organisation, invited Mr Durrani to USA.

Addressing members of Brooking Institution, he said that a government of the people was in place in the NWFP. He said that common man had easy access to MMA government and minorities and women were being given special care.