The Asian Parliamentary Meeting assembly held in Islamabad on Tuesday. PHOTO: PID
Amid souring ties, a 3-member Indian delegation of MPs attended a regional convention hosted by Pakistan, The Hindustan Occasions reported on Tuesday.
The Asian Parliamentary Meeting (APA) convention held in Murree was attended by Shashi Tharoor, Meenakshi Lekhi and Swapan Dasgupta.
The Indian lawmakers’ go to got here at a time when bilateral contacts and trade of visits have stalled after the Uri terror assault and India boycotted the SAARC Summit hosted by Pakistan.
The convention, attended by 23 Asian nations and scheduled to conclude on March 17, is being held to debate nearer cooperation and creation of Asian parliament on the sample of European Union.
Addressing the individuals, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani stated Asia should determine its personal future and white racism and western imperialism weren’t going to unravel its issues.
“We characterize the people who find themselves struggling, beneath nourished, are the item of poverty and sufferer of terrorism. If we have been unable to seek out indigenous answer for the issues of our personal individuals historical past won’t forgive us,” Rabbani remarked.
He stated Asia was a land of pure assets, which have been being exploited by western imperialism. “Asia nonetheless continues to endure by way of neo-colonialism,” he added.
Stating the altering world after US presidential elections and Brexit, he hoped the assembly would produce good outcomes.
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