July 10, 2017
Mushahid elected vice chairman of Asian parties’ body
ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, representing Pakistan, was unanimously elected as Vice Chairman of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which represents over 300 political parties from 52 Asian countries.
The election was held at the meeting of the ICAPP Standing Committee, comprising 27 members, in Seoul (South Korea), said a statement. The Standing Committee also held one-minute silence to honour the memory of Senator Mushahid's father, Colonel Amjad Hussain Sayed, who passed away recently.
The Chairman of ICAPP, former Speaker of the Philippines, Jose de Venecia, praised Amjad Hussain as a 'great Asian' since he served with distinction as Pakistan's first Military Attache to Indonesia and also visited China on the invitation of the Communist Party of China.
Senator Mushahid Hussain thanked ICAPP for honouring Pakistan by electing him Vice Chairman, and for honouring the memory of his father. He was also keynote speaker at the First Asia Europe Political Forum organised by ICAPP.