ISLAMABAD - Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani yesterday met with Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimenel III, President of the Senate of Philippines here in Manila, says a statement issued by the Senate Secretariat.

Mian Raza Rabbani brought to the notice of the President of the Senate of Philippines the gross violation of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Indian Security forces, the killing and injuring of innocent women and children. He also pointed out that pellet bullets are being used, which resulted in losing eyesight by a large number of children. He further pointed out that India is unnecessarily building tension along the borders.

The Chairman Senate explained in detail the Pakistan’s experience of federalism in the light of the 18th Amendment. He offered Pakistan’s help in devising mechanisms whether they are constitutional, administrative, fiscal or political as Philippines begins the task of restructuring its system to federal structure. 

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

Earlier, the Chairman Senate invited for breakfast the former President of the Senate of the Philippines Drillon. Both of them exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.