Eco­nomic progress, democ­racy es­sen­tial for each oth­ers: Speaker NA

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Speaker, Na­tional Assem­bly, Asad Qaiser has said that Democ­racy con­trib­utes pow­er­fully to eco­nomic and so­cial progress, in­ter­na­tional peace and se­cu­rity as well as respect for fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms.

He said this in his mes­sage on the In­ter­na­tional Democ­racy Day be­ing com­mem­o­rated across that world un­der that aus­pi­cious of United Na­tions on 15th Septem­ber.

The Speaker said that Democ­racy is es­sen­tial to achiev­ing our fun­da­men­tal goals of peace, hu­man rights and de­vel­op­ment.

Democ­racy is a universal value based on the freely ex­pressed will of peo­ple to de­ter­mine their own po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, so­cial and cul­tural sys­tems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.

In or­der to achieve this ob­jec­tive, it is in­cum­bent upon the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship to shun their po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences and join hands to strengthen the demo­cratic process in the coun­try.

The beauty of democ­racy is that it finds in­dige­nous so­lu­tions to the com­plex prob­lems be­dev­il­ing the polity. It en­cour­ages participation of cit­i­zens, who are the real stake­holder, in taking charge of their lives.

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