The Golden Jubilee of Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 will be celebrated with national zeal and fervor.
This was stated by the Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf while briefing media persons at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Thursday about the arrangements made to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Constitution of Pakistan, 1973. He 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.
Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that 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.
NA Speaker further stated that 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.
“A commemorative postage stamps and coins will also be issued to mark the Golden Jubilee. The Constitution of 1973 is a great achievement of former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto,” he said, adding that it is the 1973 Constitution that has kept all the federating units united.
NA Speaker said that the progress of the country can only be ensured by upholding the supremacy and enforcement of the Constitution in real sense.
While answering a question, Raja Pervez Ashraf said that 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.