ISLAMABAD - A Senate panel here on Friday endorsed the recent visit of United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to Pakistan saying that they were part of the global village and the visit of this Group has helped in highlighting the Pakistan’s stance on the issue and challenges being faced by it.The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan met at the Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel to discuss the visit of UN Working Group to Pakistan and the detail about new visa agreement signed between Pakistan and India.A detailed discussion took place on the visit of UN Working Group. Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel and other members of the Committee endorsed this initiative and said, “We are a part of the global village and the visit of the working group has helped highlight Pakistan’s stance on the issue and challenges being faced by the country”.Foreign Affairs Minister Hina Rabbani Khar gave a detailed briefing on the visit of United Nations Working Group. She said that the group was not on any special mission to Pakistan. It was neither a commission nor a country specific as it had already received invitation from more than 90 countries and had already visited around 30 countries. She said that the ministry had carried out extensive exercise including inter-ministerial consultations. She also apprised the committee about the preliminary report of the Working Group that had many positive things.The committee also asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the reasons of the postponement of visit by Russian President. Senator Adeel and other members of the committee observed that Pakistan, at regional level, desired to develop cordial relationship with all and the visit would have had positive impacts on the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Russia. Senator Sehar Kamran, however, observed that Pakistan’s foreign policy was on the right track. She said that the visit of Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani to Russia and the visit of Russian Foreign Minister were positive indicators.Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jalil Abbas Jilani informed the committee about the current status of visa agreement between Pakistan and India. He said that the agreement had yet to be ratified by the cabinet before formal implementation. Chairman of the Committee Senator Adeel and other members expressed their concern over the delay in implementation of the visa agreement signed between Pakistan and India. The committee directed the Ministry of Interior to expedite the process of ratification of agreement from the cabinet as early as possible.Later, the committee passed a resolution condemning the anti-Islam movie that sparked protests all over the world. Senator Sehar presented the resolution before the committee that was unanimously adopted. The resolution says,” The committee strongly condemns the film that has attacked and insulted Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The committee emphasizes that such an act has very deeply injured the religious sentiments of the Muslims all over the world, and has sparked a worldwide wave of protests and violence”. It further says that we understand that such productions have been made to instigate hostility and hate among sects. The committee through the resolution also appreciated the bold and courageous address by President Asif Ali Zardari to the United Nations’ General Assembly, saying the President of Pakistan had very rightly expressed the sentiments of the Muslim Ummah, especially the people of Pakistan on the blasphemy issue during his address. The resolution demanded of the United Nations to immediately address this alarming concern and the widening rift to enable the comity of nations to be one again. “Religious humiliation is a violation of dignity, respect and human values, the peace in the world can only be achieved if we learn to respect human values and religious beliefs and do not mock religious views in a cover of the freedom of speech’” says the text of the resolution. The committee called upon UN to formulate international law to restrict blasphemy and ensure respect for the holy values of the Islamic religion and other religions. The committee also requested the public to observe patience in expression of their anger, saying violence is against the teaching of Islam, attacking innocent people, damaging public property, and violent protests have resulted in irrecoverable damages, which is big loss for the county. Senators Muhammad Jahangir Badar, Babar Khan Ghauri, Farhatullah Babar, Sehar Kamran, Syed Mustafa Kamal, Syeda Sughra Imam, Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Moulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri attended the meeting besides Foreign Affairs Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hammad Malik, Secretary of the ministry and other senior officials.