National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf has hailed the decision and announcement in COP27 Summit in Egypt for including Pakistan in the list of Nations ‘Pathfinder Countries’ as Pakistan and other six countries will be the first recipients of ‘Global Shield Funding’. He termed it as a resounding success of the Parliamentary and Foreign diplomacy of Pakistan. It was the National Assembly of Pakistan which first moved resolution for the creation of the Global Climate Fund at IPU General Assembly Session held in Rawanda recently. This resolution was titled “Creating a Global Fund/Financing facility for climate Vulnerable Countries to Address Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change” Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf also vehemently put forth the case of Pakistan while attending the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Canada in August 2022. Furthermore, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf remained at the forefront to sensitise the Parliaments of Asia Pacif regarding devastation of on the occasion of the 3rd IPU Regional Seminar for the Asia Pacific Region Parliaments on Sustainable Development Goals held successfully in the National Assembly of Pakistan. The Speaker also applauded the efforts of the Parliamentary Delegation led by Deputy Speaker National Assembly Mr.Zahid Akram Durrani participated in 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt. NA Speaker meets notables from Christian Community: Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday met with notables from Christian Community at Speaker House, Islamabad. Speaker lauded the landmark contributions of the community in the progress of country particularly in education, health, social welfare and the promotion of inter-faith harmony. He assured that Parliament and government would continue to protect the rights of minorities and ensure equal opportunities for them. He also appreciated their support for flood affectees. The meeting ended with a commitment to further promoting inter-faith harmony and working hand-in-hand for the development and prosperity of Pakistan.