ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said it was upon the citizens of Pakistan to ensure that no effort succeed in defacing the democratic, parliamentary and federal nature of the country’s Constitution.
The prime minister, in his message on the Constitution Day, said as a nation, there was a need to understand that the supreme law of the land must be “affirmative, inclusive and participatory.”
He expressed satisfaction that the Constitution of Pakistan protects the fundamental rights of all citizens, without distinction, which lays the foundation of a strong and unified federation.
The prime minister felicitated the people of Pakistan on the occasion of the Constitution Day, saying the day signified the efforts and contributions of all those citizens and leaders, who worked tirelessly for a constitution legitimized by national consensus.
He said the day was to pay homage to all those Pakistanis, who sacrificed for democracy and the rule of law.
“The tradition of celebrating the Constitution Day will not only reinforce amongst us the spirit to uphold the supremacy of the Constitution, but will also educate our future generations in the importance of democracy and democratic governance,” he said.
The prime minister congratulated the Senate of Pakistan for its efforts to revitalize the ommitment to the rights and duties of the people as enshrined in the Constitution.—APP