Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has called for collective global efforts to strengthen democratic values.
He expressed these views while addressing the General Assembly of the 143rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference being held in Madrid Spain.
Addressing the assembly, the Speaker said that the Conference is very important for us as it resonates with many of the contemporary challenges, including those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the global surge in populism threatens to submerge the core tenets of democracy.
Speaker Asad Qaiser said that a quick scan of the global landscape reveals three clear signs of democratic progress, adding that today’s globalized world has increasingly embraced democratic values and principles.