National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf says Constitution is a corner stone of collective and individual freedoms and it ensures provision of all freedoms to each citizen irrespective of caste creed and colour.
Addressing the concluding session of the International Parliamentary Convention in Islamabad on Thursday, he said dictators have always trampled constitution but people of Pakistan always stood against them and credit for continuity of democracy goes to them.
Later on, Speaker National Assembly and Foreign Minister of Pakistan also distributed prizes to winners of declamation contests which were organised across the country.
It is pertinent to mention that international constitutional convention culminated the month long celebration of golden jubilee celebration of constitution where launch of a Constitution App, the release of a Commemorative Coin by the State Bank of Pakistan and the issuance of 50 Rupee Commemorative Stamp was also issued. Besides, a collection of historic speeches made by prominent Parliamentarians on the floor of the house was also displayed.
A wall of unsung heroes of democracy was inaugurated by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to commemorate the role, and the fight of people to preserve, further and restore democracy in Pakistan. Furthermore, a monument was also inaugurated at the Constitution Avenue to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Constitution.
The Old Assembly Hall at the State Bank building was declared as national heritage on the 10th of April convention. Exhibition of historic milestones, speeches and newspaper articles from Dawn and Jang Newspaper from 1973 were displayed at the Parliament of Pakistan.
Source: Radio Pakistan