Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf says the Golden Jubilee of Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 will be celebrated with national zeal and fervor.
He was briefing media persons at the Parliament House in Islamabad today about the arrangements made to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Constitution.
The Speaker said the Hall at State Bank of Pakistan building in Islamabad where the Assembly met in 1973 and passed the historic law will be declared a national asset.
He said the joint siting of the Parliament on 10th of next month will also be held in the same hall. He said a monument will be constructed to depict the parliamentary and constitutional history of Pakistan for which two sites have been identified in the federal capital.
Raja Pervez Ashraf said speech competitions titled “My Constitution- Guarantees My Freedom” are being held among students to educate them about the constitutional and democratic system of Pakistan. Besides, a photographic exhibition depicting constitutional history of the country will also be part of these celebrations.
He said a three-day international convention will be convened in Islamabad and Pakistani origin parliamentarians across the world have been invited to attend the event.
The Speaker said a commemorative postage stamps and coins will also be issued to mark the Golden Jubilee.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the Constitution of 1973 is a great achievement of former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He said it is the 1973 Constitution that has kept all the federating units united. He said country’s progress can only be ensured by upholding the supremacy and enforcement of the Constitution in real sense.
Responding to a question, the Speaker said the country is passing through testing times and efforts should be made to create consensus and unity. He said Pakistan at this point of time cannot afford further political polarization and divisions. He emphasized on moving forward to put the country on path of development and progress instead of sticking to past mistakes and events.