LONDON - Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza has called for tangible support by the international community to Pakistan in the view of countrys contribution to fight against terrorism and its fall out in the form of colossal losses incurred on the people of Pakistan both human and material. She expressed these views in a meeting with her British Counterpart Rt Hon John Bercow at the House of Commons on Tuesday. They exchanged views on bilateral relations with particular reference to interaction among democratic institutions and noted with satisfaction that the two countries had come closer since a democratically elected Government assumed power in Pakistan. The British Government has been actively engaged in the development assistance, education sector reforms, investments in commercial avenues and there was greater interaction at the political levels, the two sides observed. Dr Mirza highlighted the challenges inherited by the democratic government in Pakistan. Regarding Pakistan 's contribution in the fight against terrorism and its implications for people of Pakistan, she underscored the urgent need for tangible support by the international community. She called for strengthening the democratic institutions for which whole-hearted support from Western democracies was essential. Mr Bercow endorsed the approach of enhancing trade opportunities for Pakistan to achieve sustainable economic development. They also agreed to increase Parliamentary exchanges to learn from each others experience. Later, the Speaker National Assembly addressed the participants of the seminar on parliamentary practice and procedures on the topic of 'Role of Speaker in the Parliament. The seminar was part of the activities organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UK Branch, which parliamentarians from Commonwealth countries attended. From Pakistan, MNAs Mr Zafar Ali Shah and Mrs Yasmeen Rehman, and Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly Matiullah Agha were invited to attend the seminar. The British Parliament had chosen the Speaker as a special guest for the 59th Westminster Seminar. Rt Hon John Bercow, Speaker House of Commons also spoke on the same topic. In her address Dr Mirza dilated upon the provisions in Pakistans Constitution regarding the election and the role of Speaker, procedure for the Speakers election, her policy of keeping all members from both treasury and the opposition on-board in line with Mohterma Benazir Bhuttos vision of reconciliation, efforts towards encouraging the women parliamentarians participation in the legislative activities, ensuring active participation of the minority representatives and her role outside the Parliament in the social sector and women development activities.