Islamabad March 13, 2016: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the new global realities had thrust upon mankind new challenges that were beyond the capacity of any single state or a single political party to address and called for concerted and joint efforts to address them both within and beyond national borders.
He was speaking at the concluding session of the ICAPP (International Conference of Asian Political Parties) moot on Human Trafficking in Islamabad Sunday to which he was invited as special guest.
“Human trafficking is a stain on the collective conscience of the humanity, an unacceptable barbarity and a new form of slavery in the 21st century which must be rejected, condemned and eliminated” he said adding also that this stain and stigma can be washed by collective action of nations and mankind, he said.
Referring to the fact that the ICAPP Islamabad moot had been organized by four political parties of Pakistan including the PPP, PML-N, PML-Q and PTI he said that it had raised the hopes of achieving much more in collectively fighting the evils facing mankind.
The ICAPP represents some three hundred political parties in more than fifty countries. The two day international conference of ICAPP concluded after adopting Islamabad statement that reaffirmed “commitment to continue combat against this most heinous act of violence” and adopted an Action Plan focusing on raising public awareness, mapping trans-border cooperation and establishing a fast track prosecution system, through creating synergies among all stake holders.
Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the two-day moot was participated by representatives of various political parties in nations that ranged from Afghanistan to Azerbaijan, Bangladesh to Bhutan, Cambodia to Colombo, Malaysia to Myanmar, Palestine to Pakistan beside other countries and several international organizations.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he had special affiliation with ICAPP because his mother Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was also a founder member of this illustrious organization.