Chief of Awami National Party Asfand Yar Wali Friday moved a resolution in National Assembly seeking the support of the parliamentarians for strengthening democratic process in the country.
Through the resolution moved by Asfand Yar Wali, the present government wants to have the support of the parliament in the present circumstances so the National Assembly could extend its backing to the constitution for the resolution of national issues, strengthening of federation and empowerment of the people of Pakistan.
The Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza suspended the rules of business in the Assembly and allowed Asfand Yar Wali to move the motion.
Following is the text of the resolution moved in the National Assembly on Friday which will be taken up for discussion on Monday.
“This house believes that the present democratic dispensation, which is about to complete four years, came into being as a result of great sacrifices rendered by the people of Pakistan.
The House reiterates the belief of the democratic forces that the future of Pakistan and well being of its people lies in the continuation and strengthening the democratic institutions and constitutionalism for the resolution of national issues, strengthening the federation and empowering the people of Pakistan.
This House believes that for the furtherance of democracy and democratic institutions the basic constitutional principle of trichotomy of powers must be fully respected and adhered to and all state institutions must strictly function within the limits imposed on them by the Constitution.
The House reiterates that sovereignty lies with the people of Pakistan and the parliament is the repository of the collective wisdom of the people.
This House endorses and supports the efforts made by the political leadership for strengthening democracy and reposes full confidence and trust in them.”
Later, the speaker adjourned the house to meet again on Monday evening (January 16).