Asian countries should look ‘inward’ to resolve issues, says Raza Rabbani

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Head of Chinese delegation visits monument of ‘Unsung Heroes’

Zubair Qureshi

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, in a meeting with Yu Zhengsheng Chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), has said that Asia must adopt a policy of looking inward and should not take dictation from the Western Imperialism for the regional issues and socio economic development of the region. Pakistan and China should adopt a mechanism for a common stance on different issues at global parliamentary fora and promote parliamentary linkages.
The Chairman of CPPCC is heading a Parliamentary Delegation on two day official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani. The meeting between the two sides held at the Parliament House on Wednesday. Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani headed the Pakistani side and was accompanied by Leader of the House in Senate Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq and Parliamentary Leaders of the Political Parties in Senate.
Mian Raza Rabbani said Pakistan and China strategic partnership could go a long way in economic and social development of the region and strengthen the people to people contact. He said that Pakistan appreciates the unwavering support of China on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir where Indian occupied forces are carrying out gross violation of the human rights. He said that China – Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for the entire region and Pakistan is making concrete measures of the Chinese nationals working on its different projects.
Chairman of the CPPCC along with his delegation visited the Monument of “Unsung Heroes of Democracy” to pay homage to their sacrifices. The delegation also visited Gali-e-Dastoor where they were briefed about the political and constitutional history of Pakistan. The head of delegation recorded his remarks in the Guest Book.
Yu Zhengsheng also called on acting speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi.
During the call on the matters of mutual interests and strategic environment in the region came under discussion. Acting Speaker highlighted that based on shared geopolitical, economic, historical and strategic interests; Pak-China relations have always stood the test of time.
Murtaza Javed Abbasi said that the international community cannot offer any parallel of Sino-Pak ties. He highlighted that Sino-Pak relationship is based on the firm foundations of mutual respect, trust, peaceful co-existence and brotherly neighborhood.

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