Nawaz calls for com­plete har­mony be­tween all pil­lars of state

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LAHORE

PML-N Pres­i­dent Nawaz Sharif has said that for the progress and pros­per­ity of Pak­istan, strength­en­ing of democ­racy, sta­bil­ity of in­sti­tu­tions and wel­fare of the masses, it is es­sen­tial that there is a com­plete har­mony be­tween all in­sti­tu­tions and pil­lars of the state.

He said this ob­jec­tive can only be achieved if supremacy of con­sti­tu­tion and rule of law is en­sured and the in­ter­est of Pak­istan is kept up­per­most.

In a state­ment, Nawaz Sharif said that ev­ery­one has com­mit­ted mis­takes in the past, in­clud­ing politi­cians, judges and gen­er­als. He said it is a wel­come sign that these mis­takes are be­ing re­al­ized, in­ter­est in re­forms is be­ing ex­pressed and pre­dom­i­nance of con­sti­tu­tion and law is be­ing ac­knowl­edged. He said that Army is the sym­bol of Pak­istan’s sol­i­dar­ity and de­fense, and ev­ery pa­tri­otic Pak­istani wants to see Pak­istan Army united and strong.

He said that any ac­tion to cre­ate rift, division and bi­fur­ca­tion in the army is com­pletely against the na­tional in­ter­est. He said that ju­di­ciary is per­form­ing the sa­cred role of pro­vi­sion of jus­tice in the light of con­sti­tu­tion and law. He said that lawyers, peo­ple and me­dia launched a his­toric strug­gle for the restora­tion of ju­di­ciary which was hit by a dic­ta­tor, ev­ery­one ren­dered sacri- fices. He said in­ter­pre­ta­tion of con­sti­tu­tion is the ul­ti­mate pre­rog­a­tive of ju­di­ciary.

He said that award­ing pu­n­ish­ment to any per­son re­gard­less of his po­si­tion, name or sta­tus is the con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity of ju­di­ciary. He said that weak­en­ing ju­di­ciary is like turn­ing the coun­try into a jun­gle with­out con­sti­tu­tion and law, whereas weak­en­ing army tan­ta­mount to weak­en­ing na­tional de­fense.

Nawaz Sharif said that army un­der the lead­er­ship of its present head, has de­sisted from any kind of ad­ven­tur­ism and in his fresh state­ment, he has also talked about fol­low­ing the rule of law and con­sti­tu­tion. Sim­i­larly, he said, the new ju­di­ciary is giv­ing his­toric de­ci­sions with­out any fear un­der the con­sti­tu­tion and the law.

He said that the cen­tral point of both the speeches by the Chief Jus­tice and the Army Chief is to en­sure pre­dom­i­nance of con­sti­tu­tion and law which is a mat­ter of great sat­is­fac­tion and sym­bol­i­cally re­flect light and hope for a new emerg­ing Pak­istan.

Nawaz hoped that the me­dia would play its role in bring­ing the two in­sti­tu­tions to­gether for strength­en­ing of demo­cratic process and safe­guard­ing the in­ter­ests of Pak­istan, so that the demo­cratic jour­ney in Pak­istan should continue, all de­ci­sions are taken by the peo­ple of Pak­istan, while all in­sti­tu­tions continue to dis­charge their du­ties by strictly re­main­ing within the lim­its of con­sti­tu­tion and law.

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