Rabbani urges congenial atmosphere among state institutions


Raza Rabbani on Raw Sot 08-08
ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Friday reiterated that system could not sustain confrontation between trichotomy of power as he stressed a way out for congenial atmosphere among the state organs.

In continuation of his assertions of the previous day during Senate session, the Chairman once again underlined the need for intra-institutional dialogue among three state pillars including Parliament, Judiciary and Executive.

Addressing at concluding session of two-day conference to commemorate the celebration of 70 Years of the Parliament, the Chairman said confrontation among institutions had slowed down the development process and dialogue was the way forward to alleviate the intra institutional reservations.

He said there was a clear limits of every institution in the constitution and every institution should play its role define in the constitution. He said it was a high time to take right and bold decision.

“The people has very clear decision about democratic and federating system and they had historical struggle for this purpose”, he said.

Rabbani said a well thought conspiracies  were hatched to demean the political parties, parliament and democratic system. Unfortunately, 70 years passed but no proper system could be in-placed, he added.

He said there was a great resilience in the Pakistani people as they faced the menace of terrorism boldly and such resilience and determination could not be found in the history.

Rabbani said the ruling elites grabbed the whole resources and the citizens were denied to give their due rights. Now it was a right time to address their problems, he added.

The Chairman said initially Pakistan’s struggle also demanded Muslim majority provinces and provincial autonomy and later gradually took shape of a signal country.

He said that Quaid-e-Azam gave concept of a welfare state having democratic, federal and progressive character. However,Rabbani said that unfortunately the concept of welfare state was overwhelmed by security state resulting in changing the priorities.

He said out of total 14 historical points of Quaid-e-Azam, four were directly related to the provincial autonomy.

The provincial autonomy were also mentioned in all constitutions, he added.

Rabbani said when one-unit was imposed in West Pakistan, efforts were made to abolish it and restored the provinces.

He said wrong impression was given that provincial autonomy would weaken the federation.

The Chairman said that Pakistan was a multi-lingual and ethnic state and the diversity could create unity. However, a centrist mindset has always tried to hoodwink the masses and strangulate the history. “They forgot the fact that unity emanates from diversity,” he added.

The Chairman Senate further observed that history had been distorted and there was no mention in syllabus books about the struggles and hardships faced by the people of Pakistan for upholding democracy and democratic system in the country.

He expressed the hope that the democratic system was gradually being strengthened day by day.

He urged the youth to realize their responsibilities and play active role in national development.

Earlier, Executive Director Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services Zafarullah Khan welcomed the Chairman.

The Conference was attended by people from different walks of life including students, representatives of civil society, academia and experts. – APP

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Story first published: 11th August 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews


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