ISLAMABAD  - Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, urging the West not to link terrorism with one particular religion as the menace cannot be linked with one geographic area, religion or ethnicity.

Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani gave these remarks in his meeting with Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman, Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of Al-Islah Political Party, and human rights activist who along with Yemeni delegation visited Parliament House yesterday.

In a statement issued by Senate Secretariat, Mian Raza Rabbani said that the western countries need to eliminate the rise of various racial and other discriminatory practices against Muslims and also need to review their selective implications of human rights' violations and double standards for Palestine and Kashmir which have aggravated some of the underlying ingredients of terrorism.

Chairman Senate also observed that situation in Middle East is worrisome because structure of some of the states has been destroyed which has led to chaos and terrorism.

He informed to Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate that how Pakistan is passing through an in transitional phase of consolidating the democratic roots after a long and audacious journey.

Mian Raza Rabbani termed the 18th Constitutional Amendment a break through in the constitutional history of Pakistan, which has led Pakistan to practising participatory federalism.

Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman said that she is really inspired by democratic struggle in Pakistan and achievements made on war against terrorism. It may be added here that Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is the first Yemeni, the first Arab women and the second Muslim women to win a Noble Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.