sir , ABS, traction control and air bags are mandatory and standard across the vehicles as its mandated by Federal Law here in US..
Brake hold is not a safety feature as such, its more of a convenience.. [some people mistakenly take it as automatic radar braking, that different thing]
Overall safety/ rating of the car depends on some primary features which includes air bags as well as ABS and other related functions.. when cars are tested here in US.. they are mostly tested in its basic trim levels .. any active safety features.. are just additional plus and added in foot notes but does not add to safety rating overall, nor NHTSA or IIHS test active safety features for rating.
VHS+ABS as seen as a sticker on PKDM Civic is obviously better but Its nothing new and was there on all internationals Civics even on 9th generation. Yes its new for Pakistan but we are very late on it.
BTW NHTSA now started testing cars for their headlights.. all future ratings will include lighting rating as well.