islamabad - Chairman Senate, Senator Raza Rabbani yesterday said unfortunately western countries are trying to destabilise democratic grounds in Asia and it is high time to work collectively to be a vibrant power internationally.

He said that 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 Zionism. 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.