Let river take its nat­u­ral course

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE—hair­man Se­nate Raza Rab­bani has said the coun­try needs democ­racy and demo­cratic in­sti­tu­tions and any vi­o­la­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion will pro­duce harm­ful re­sults.

He was talk­ing to the me­dia af­ter of­fer­ing con­do­lence over the death of for­mer fed­eral min­is­ter Chaudhry Ab­dul Ghafoor with his son for­mer LCCI president Za­far Iqbal Chudhry, at his res­i­dence on Tues­day. Rab­bani said, “Let the river take its nat­u­ral course, and any at­tempt to change it, will re­sult in dan­ger­ous con­se­quences.”

He said that no mat­ter how much slack­ness the demo­cratic govern­ments show in re­solv­ing the is­sues, the coun­try has no choice but to con­tinue with the cur­rent dis­pen­sa­tion, as the sys­tem would im­prove only through demo­cratic means.

To a ques­tion about ac­count­abil­ity across the board, the Se­nate Chair­man said that there was noth­ing new in it for po­lit­i­cal par­ties, which have been un­der­go­ing the process since 1947.

He said that all po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Se­nate were united on elim­i­nat­ing cor­rup­tion and only col­lec­tive ef­forts could erad­i­cate it. How­ever, he added that ac­count­abil­ity should be car­ried out through a sin­gle in­sti­tu­tion.

Rab­bani said that he had pre­sented some sug­ges­tions to the govern­ment in Septem­ber 2015 to end cor­rup­tion in the coun­try and their im­ple­men­ta­tion would im­prove the sys­tem.

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