Asian countries should work collectively to be vibrant power: Rabbani

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Chairman Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani Saturday said unfortunately western countries are trying to destabilize democratic grounds in Asia and it is high time to work collectively to be a vibrant power internationally.
He said, “Unity is diversity”, so Asian nations should work for safeguarding democratic values, economic and natural resources for strengthening their power.
Addressing the ‘3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Workshop on Human Trafficking’ he said it is a forum in which 300 political parties of Asian countries are endeavouring to cement democracy in their respective states.
He said now the centre of gravity in international comity of nations is shifting as initially the central power remained with asia which was gradually overcome by West but now it is again tilting towards Asia.
Raza Rabbani said struggle brave people of Palestine need to be acknowledged who are fighting fearlessly against Zyonism.
Silence of international world on atrocities in Palestine is a question mark on the wisdom of western wisdom, he said.
He added that yesterday the upper house has passed a bill on Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in which for the first time child trafficking within the country is made an offence and the punishment has also been increased for the culprits.
Besides that pornography was also registered as a heinous crime on which severe punishments would be awarded aimed at providing protection to the children from cruel treatment.
The three-day workshop was started on Friday and would continue till Sunday in which representatives of 19 political parties of 15 countries of Asia are taking part.

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