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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time to place parliament at core of national life per Constitution: PM

PM Sharif said the Constitution of Pakistan continues to be central to shaping the national character, identity, and future trajectory.

Prime Minister Shehbaz on Monday said the time had come to place the parliament at the core of national life in letter and spirit.

“Rules of the game framed in light of the Constitution show us the way forward,” he wrote on Twitter.

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The tweet came as the country marked the golden jubilee of the formulation of the 1973 Constitution.

PM Sharif said the Constitution of Pakistan continues to be central to shaping the national character, identity, and future trajectory.

He termed the 1973 Constitution a sacred document that weathered many storms over the past 50 years and held the federation together.

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“We pay our rich tribute to the framers of the Constitution for their political foresight,” he said.

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani said that the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees the provision of fundamental rights to all citizens.

They said that for the strengthening of democracy in the country, the supremacy of the constitution must be ensured. They expressed these views in their congratulatory messages on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the 1973 Constitution.

The Speaker said that this day reminds the historic occasion when 50 years ago, our forefathers unanimously adopted the 1973 Constitution. This was the result of the tremendous efforts and wisdom of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, which brought all political parties at one platform to sign this historic document. He said that the entire nation pays tribute to the framers and signatories of the 1973 Constitution.

The speaker said that for strengthening of democracy in the country, it is imperative to follow the 1973 constitution in its true spirit. He said that the Constitution was sabotaged which created chaos in the country.

The Speaker stressed upon all political parties to shun their differences and unite on this one document as our forefathers did five decades ago.