KARACHI: The Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has stressed the need that the next general elections in the country be held on time.
He was speaking at a seminar held at the National Institute of Management (NIM) here on Saturday.
The moot pertained to challenges of provincial autonomy after the adoption of the 18th amendment in the country.
The Senate Chairman pointed out that in his 14 points Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had also laid emphasis on provincial amendment.
He was of the view that the constitution reigns supreme and that all the institutions should work under the purview of their constitutional obligations.
Raza Rabbani said that there was no provision for any technocrat government.
The peoples’ mandate should be respected and the transfer of power should be in accordance with the opinion expressed by the masses in the polls.
The Senate Chairman said that the 18th amendment was a barrier against any martial law in the country.
He also spoke of the successes achieved by Pakistan in the war against terror and lauded the contributions of the law enforcement agencies in this very regard.
Raza Rabbani also called for the National Finance Commission (NFC) award for the provinces.—APP