Senate resolution pays tribute to unsung heroes of democracy

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Senate resolution pays tribute to unsung heroes of democracy

ISLAMABAD, Sep 16 (APP): The Senate of Pakistan has
unanimously passed a resolution paying tribute to the unsung heroes of democracy, political workers and common people of Pakistan who sacrificed their lives and liberty to uphold the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973.

The resolution moved by Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, also praised the predecessors who worked hard to maintain the dignity and status of the Senate of Pakistan, a press release issued by PID said on Friday.

The resolution states that the long and arduous struggle of
the people of Pakistan for federalism and bicameral parliament was reflected in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and as a result, the Senate of Pakistan, on August 6, 1973 came into existence as a House of the Federation, giving equal representation to the Federating Units.

It further mentioned that the drafters of the Constitution
1973 considered it the most important introduction in the Constitution to provide for a truly and genuinely federal form or federal Constitution in the country notwithstanding the huge disparity in the population of various provinces.

The resolution added that the Senate of Pakistan keeping in
view the concept of unity through diversity provides for the blossoming of different cultures within the federation, so as to synthesize it into one Pakistani culture thus playing an important role in promoting inter provincial and federal provincial harmony.

It is pointing out that the Senate of Pakistan is
commemorating its 44th Foundation Day which is historic day for significance of evolving and safeguarding parliamentary traditions which reiterates its commitment to pay its Constitutional role of defending and safeguarding the rights and interests of the Federation, Federating Units and citizens of Pakistan.

It also appreciates the inclusion of Members of Senate in the
Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a step forward in strengthening the democracy and participatory federalism which had become the constitutional requirement after the Constitution (18th Amendment) Act, 2010.