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Creation of Asian Parliament: APA body on political affairs meeting begins in Islamabad

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI
ISLAMABAD – A meeting of the special committee on creation of Asian Parliament and Asian Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee on political affairs began in Islamabad today.

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq jointly inaugurated the moot.

Over seventy delegates from twenty-three Asian countries are participating in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary General of Asian Parliamentary Assembly Dr. Ali Khurram said Asia is facing diverse political, economic, social and cultural challenges specially extremism.

He said these can be addressed if we put emphasis on our collective identity rather than excluding or blaming others.

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