Economic progress, democracy essential for each others: Speaker NA
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.