Rabbani, Senate of Philippines President discuss ties


ISLAMABAD, Sept 24 (APP): Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Saturday met President of the Senate of Philippines Aquilino Koko Pimenel III in Manila and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.

Mian Raza Rabbani brought to the notice of the President of the Senate of Philippines the gross violation of human rights in Occupied Kashmir by the Indian security forces, the killing and injuring of innocent women and children, a press release issued here said.

He also pointed out that pellet bullets are being used as a consequence of which a large number of children have lost their eyesight.

He further pointed out that India was unnecessarily building
tension along the borders.

The Senate Chairman explained in detail Pakistan’s experience of federalism in the light of the 18th Constitutional Amendment.

He offered Pakistan’s help in devising mechanisms whether they be constitutional, administrative, fiscal or political as Philippines began the task of restructuring its system to federal structure.

He said owing to similarities existing between Pakistan
and the Philippines their experience could be helpful.
Raza Rabbani also invited the President of the Senate of
Philippines to visit Pakistan.

Earlier the Senate Chairman invited for breakfast the
former President of the Senate of the Philippines Mr Drillon.