Democ­racy in Pak­istan in­ter­rupted like a film in­ter­val: Raza Rab­bani

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ISLAMABAD: Chair­man Sen­ate Mian Raza Rab­bani on Thurs­day re­gret­ted said nei­ther demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions were al­lowed to func­tion in ac­cor­dance with con­sti­tu­tion nor rule of law was es­tab­lished in the coun­try.

Speak­ing at at award giv­ing cer­e­mony to renowned poet Nisar Nasik or­ga­nized by Na­tional Press Club (NPC) here, the Chair­man said democ­racy was de­railed af­ter ev­ery ten years by the dic­ta­tors.

"Democ­racy in Pak­istan is like an in­ter­val in film as af­ter ev­ery ten years it was in­ter­rupted," he said.

He said un­der the con­sti­tu­tion, Par­lia­ment has cen­tral rule and it was tan­ta­mount to jugu­lar vain fed­er­a­tion. Rab­bani said it was need of the hour that the Par­lia­ment would have to play its his­tor­i­cal role to cope with ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal chal­lenges be­ing faced to the coun­try.

He said par­lia­ment has not only to be made trans­par­ent but it has to also ad­dress problems faced by the peo­ple and then the peo­ple would give it own­er­ship.

The peo­ple own­er­ship could only help stop in­ter­vals in democ­racy, he added.He re­gret­ted that de­spite lapse of 70 years, we could not set our di­rec­tion and were still look­ing it. The Chair­man eu­lo­gized ser­vices ren­dered by rev­o­lu­tion­ary poet Nisar Nasik and said three forces like in­tel­lec­tu­als, work­ers and stu­dents were con­sid­ered back bone of any so­ci­ety and th­ese peo­ple could bring real so­ci­etal change.

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