ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai on Tuesday said that a consensus resolution should be adopted by the parliament and provincial assemblies against the elements conspiring against democracy and the Constitution.
Talking part in the discussion in the National Assembly, he said,
“I will personally visit the four provinces and meet with the parliamentarians to evolve consensuses on the resolution.”
He suggested that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should summon a meeting of all political parties, including Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf, to devise a strategy against those striving to derail the democratic process. He also called for setting up a parliamentarians’ democratic forum.
Achakzai said that those, who did not believe in the supremacy of Constitution and democracy, should be separated from the democracy loving people. “We will stand up against those, who betray the Constitution.” It was justified to try anti-democracy elements on treason charges, he added.
He urged the political parties to stand united against any move to abrogate Constitution and derail democracy as any undemocratic adventure would bring disaster.
“We have the right to fight conspiracies against the Constitution. Let the Parliament decide today to stand guard against attempts to abrogate it.”
He said some elements were trying to make mockery of the political system by not respecting the people’s mandate.
“The mandate of political parties, who are running governments at the Centre and provinces should be respected,” he said.
Pakistan got independence after great sacrifices and difficulties, and it should be preserved, he added.