ISLAMABAD: The lawmakers from Upper House of the Parliament on Friday unanimously adopted a motion to express their deep gratitude to President Asif Ali Zardari for his address to both houses of the parliament, assembled together on June 10, 2013.
The motion was read out by Deputy Chairman Senate, Sabir Ali Baloch which was unanimously adopted by treasury and opposition members.
Earlier, taking part in the debate, JUI-F Senator Abdul Ghafoor Hyderi lauded the role of the President in the passage of 18th and 19th Constitutional Amendments, which he said, had provided more rights to the smaller provinces.
He said that President and his family had rendered sacrifices for the restoration of democratic process in the country which could not be ignored.
He said that the President transferred his powers to the parliament and thus restored the parliamentary form of governance system which previously looked more of presidential.
Mian Raza Rabbani of the Pakitan Peoples Party said that President’s policy of reconciliation had helped to strengthen democratic institutions in the country which should be carried forward.
He said that democracy and the constitution still facing threats and the democratic parties should forge unity among their ranks to protect the democratic institutions.
Later, the house was prorogued for indefinite period.