ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani and the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday unveiled the monument at the Parliament House lawn to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of democracy.
“This monument will always remind us of the great sacrifices for democracy by political workers, civil society and media persons,” the Chairman Senate said while addressing at the unveiling ceremony.
Raza Rabbani said that this monument would remind the future generation how Country’s democratic forces had struggled for supremacy of the democratic system and against the dictatorship.
The Chairman Senate acknowledged the struggle of unsung heroes in way of democracy and said that Country’s democratic institutions were flourishing now only due to their struggle and commitment to cause.
In his address, the Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that “On this day we all pledge to continue our struggle for the supremacy of the parliament and democracy.”
“We have to strengthen the parliament through our performance and attitude, being true representatives of public. Our any act against patience will only support the agenda of those who were against democracy,” he said.
Ayaz Sadiq termed recent incident of exchange of harsh words between two parliamentarians as an unhappy incident. He said that such attitude will encourage anti-democratic forces.
The Speaker said that behind this democratic system there was struggle and sacrifices of those who really faced hardships and trouble. He said that two major political parties have a record of struggle against dictatorship and a role in supremacy of democracy.
The Speaker National Assembly acknowledged the efforts of the Chairman Senate for supremacy of democracy and rule of law in the Country.