A month-long celebration in connection with the Golden Jubilee of the 1973 constitution formally began today.
The 1973 Constitution is a landmark document that established the country’s democratic and progressive society.
Speaker of the National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf launched the celebrations by laying the foundation stone for the Constitution Monument at D-Chowk in Islamabad, opposite the Parliamentary Lodges.
This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Parliament House’s Memorial of the Unsung Heroes of Democracy, paying tribute to those who struggled for democracy and constitutionalism in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, in congratulatory greetings on the occasion of the 1973 Constitution’s golden anniversary, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf and Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani have called for upholding the constitution’s supremacy in order to establish democracy in the country.
According to them, the Pakistani Constitution ensures the provision of fundamental rights to all citizens.
The Speaker remarked in his address that today commemorates the historic occasion when our predecessors unanimously adopted the 1973 Constitution 50 years ago.
He stated that this was the product of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s extraordinary efforts and wisdom, which brought all political parties together to sign this historic declaration.
In his message, the Deputy Speaker stated that all political parties should set aside their differences and work together to put the country on a road of progress and prosperity.