State institutions need to stay in ambit: Rabbani

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

All State institutions are working under the constitution which provides for trichotomy of power and this provision should be respected by every institution.
This was stated by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani in Senate session on Friday, during his remarks in connection with International Democracy Day.
He said that State institutions should respect constitutional limits to allow democracy to flourish. All institutions, he said, should stay within the roles provided to them under the constitution.
Chairman Senate also observed that one of the functions of the Parliament under the Constitution is oversight of executive and to provide policy guidelines.
Government needs to empower the Parliament so that Parliament can play an effective role in this regard, he added.
Senators also spoke on the subject initiated in House by Senator Farhatullah Babar who cautioned about overstepping mandate of state institutions and also paid tribute to all workers who have worked for democratic struggle.
Meanwhile, addressing the out-going batch of short term interns of Senate of Pakistan, the Chairman said underlined the need for cautious approach to counter internal and external challenges posing threats to national integrity.
He said deliberate and conscious efforts had been made to create a wedge between the people and the parliament and to make the parliament redundant.
“Therefore, we need to act cautiously as internal and external challenges were posing threats to our survival and that all the institutions have to work in harmony with each other to rid the nation of issues being faced by the country.”
A function was held at the Parliament House to bid adieu to 42 interns of different universities who had completed internship at Senate of Pakistan during which they were associated with differentbranches of the Secretariat.

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